Dominica to construct new secondary school at Goodwill, five primary schools 

The government of Dominica is all set to construct a new secondary school at Goodwill during the fiscal year 2023/24. The school will facilitate technical and vocational education.

Dominica to construct new secondary school at Goodwill, five primary schools 
Dominica to construct new secondary school at Goodwill, five primary schools 

Roseau, Dominica: The government of Dominica is all set to construct a new secondary school at Goodwill during the fiscal year 2023/24. The school will facilitate technical and vocational education.

The new school shall be established and designated as the National Centre of Excellence for Technical and Vocational Education after its completion. Along with that, the contracts have also been signed for the construction of new primary schools at Bellevue Chopin, Calibishie, Thibaud, Tete Morne and Sineku.

The construction of the schools will be taken place with the support of the government of the People’s Republic of China.

Other projects for education for the 2023/24 fiscal year

Besides this, during the budget address, Finance Minister De Irving McIntrye said that the work is advancing on the expansion of a new and modern Dominica Grammar School. The school will contain all the physical components necessary for the new education age.

He also announced that the refurbishment of the Dominica State College will continue this fiscal year. The dedicated spaces for Early Childhood Education in the Bagatelle, Castle Bruce, Jones Beaupierre and the Kelleb Laurent primary schools will also be refurbished.

The work on the completion of the space at the Baroness Scotland primary school in Vieille Case will also be held this fiscal year.

A new Early Childhood facility will be established in Salybia. The provision has been made for the establishment of dedicated early childhood spaces in the soon-to-be-constructed new primary schools at Calibishie and Thibaud.

Further, the government of Dominica is planning to carry out the education reform in the country. It will be taken place with the support, guidance and advice of some of their regional and international partners.

Presently, Dominica is one of four OECS member states benefitting from funding for sector development under the Programme for Educational Advancement and Relevant Learning (the OECS PEARL).

The four major pillars of the PEARL is Curriculum reform, Early Childhood Education, Special Educational Needs and Leadership and Management. Under this, Dominica has started the work on the review of the primary school curriculum within the four participating member states.

Finance Minister Dr McIntrye stated that they will ensure that the appropriate resources are made available to the schools. The government of Dominica will work to empower the education system of the country by delivering the students.

The education reform in Dominica will be based on the new curriculum, teaching methodologies and testing requirements. The new infrastructure will be constructed to enhance the education sector at all levels.