Saint Jean said two new schools will be built in the north. File photo

Saint Jean said two new schools will be built in the north. File photo

The government plans to build two new schools in the north section of the island, Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean has announced.

The schools will be built in Thibaud and Calibishie, he said at the Northern School rally held in Portsmouth on Monday morning and the government has embarked on the planning stages for the school.

“It is our hope that these improvements will contribute to increased achievement levels among our students,” he said. “Your government has also sought to empower you through assistance programs such as the Dominica Youth Business Trust, the Youth Skills Training Program as well through several scholarship programs which allow for better education opportunities for you the young people of Dominica.”

He said the government will continue to support our youth “so that you are able to capitalize on opportunities for personal growth and development.”

The Northern School Rally was held at the Benjamin’s Park and a total of 13 schools participated.