The construction of the three schools under the Education Quality Improvement Project (EQuIP) of the Ministry of Education of St Lucia is underway. The Ministry of Education stated that the work is expected to be completed on time, that is, in July 2022.
The larger primary schools are being rebuilt in La Guerre Community. The garden and Walcott memorial methodist are each receiving a new wing construction at the three sites, commenced in June 2021 under the education quality improvement project, as per the statement of the government of St Lucia.
The education quality improvement project cost a total of 24 million EC dollars, and the project has been funded by the government of St Lucia and the Caribbean development bank.
Cyrus Sipal, an education officer for the district of La Guerre, where the larger primary school is located, says this will ensure the sustainability of modern education at these institutions for the generation to come.
“I am looking forwards to the completion of the school, not just the physical structure but all other gadgets that will be added to it to make learning easy for children”, underscored the education minister.
We are looking forward to making sure that we use these schools for the betterment of our students, as they will be benefited from the facilities such as improved vehicular parking conditions and improved site drainage, underlined education minister.
The new larger primary school building will comprise a basement with an open breezeway, ground floor and a top floor, which will house classrooms, a library, laboratory and the music room.
Moreover, the ground floor of the classroom will consist of one classroom, music room, theatre, arts and a sickbay from the communications unit of the ministry of education sustainable development innovation science technology and vocational training.
While giving an update on the project, Kurt Charles, one of the engineers of Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) representing Danian C limited projects consultants for the three projects, said that everything is going as planned and the contractors are expected to deliver the schools on time. The tour of the facilities began at the La Guerre primary schools construction site, which is said to be 40 percent complete.
He further noted,” I believe that we could make the completion of July of this year. As you can see, most of the building is up, so by the end of the next period, we should at least have well on the way with the roof construction of the building”.