Roseau, Dominica: The Commonwealth of Dominica is currently working on various projects, including the Dominica Grammar school is undergoing a facelift that will set it apart from other educational buildings on the Caribbean island.
The rehabilitation of the school, which started in April 2022 and is expected to be completed in 2024, will ensure that students and teachers will have a modernized and more comfortable teaching and learning environment.
The rehabilitation works are being undertaken by the Montreal Management and Consultants Establishment Ltd.
MMCE will retain the two existing buildings but with major renovation works externally and internally. The renovations works will modernize both structures to achieve harmony with the new buildings.
A third major building will be built similar to the two existing buildings for classes and lecturers. Other areas on the campus will include a library, an administration building, a sporting facility, a greenhouse, green areas and a modern auditorium that can host up to five hundred people.
Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, who had announced the project, says he is happy to see the project advancing as it will enhance the aesthetics while also creating a new environment for those who will use it.
“It is really going to be an office to behold. We can argue this point, but Grammer School has been the premier secondary school in Dominica, being one of the oldest, and certainly, we need to do something about the condition of the Grammar school,” noted PM Roosevelt Skerrit.
“So I am happy that we are advancing this because outside of the aesthetics, it will also be very concave to learning,” PM Skerrit stated.
The Dominica Grammar School was built in 1893 and is one of the oldest education institutions in Dominica.
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