Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 14:01

$14M set aside to restore Parfait Harmonie Primary School

The Ministry of Finance has made available $14M to effect repairs to the section of the Parfait Harmonie Primary school, which was destroyed by fire in March, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Ganga Persaud disclosed today.

The Local Government Minister said that this sum, it is estimated, would restore the burnt-out section, and assist with the other infrastructure works necessary to restore the school to its former state.

The Region Three Administration has also written to the Guyana Fire Service seeking a copy of the fire report and would move to address, as soon as next weekend, the issue of water logging beneath the school building, as a result of the Fire Service’s response to the fire.

According to Minister Persaud, the repairs are expected to commence as soon as the Education Ministry advertises for tenders. He said too that the construction will be done in a manner that classes will not be disrupted.

The Local Government Minister commended the patience and tolerance of all involved and urged that everyone continue to work collectively in ensuring the physical facilities at the school are restored to an acceptable level and the students’ education is not affected in anyway.

The fire broke out at the $60M school that was commissioned in 2011 during the sitting of the National Grade Six Assessment examination. The students were later allowed to write the exams that were disrupted.

Article compliments of GINA.

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