It’s a go – St. Jean says schools ready for new term

Education Minister Petter St Jean

The Ministry of Education says it is ready for the resumption of the new school year which begins on Wednesday.

Education Minister Petter St Jean told a press conference Tuesday that in government’s quest to ensure that students are back in the classroom, several contractors have been engaged to carry out maintenance repair work throughout the school year.

He said while most of the schools are 100 percent complete, works will continue throughout the next three to four weeks on those that are not ready.

According to St Jean, government has planned in such a way that the normal school day will not be affected by the maintenance work.

“Currently we have works ongoing in St Joseph, Campbell, Pichelin and Penville. All secondary schools are ready and from the information that I have, all secondary schools including the North East Comprehensive High School, are in a satisfactory state and worthy to receive the children on Wednesday”, he said.

St Jean said work on the NECS will be undertaken in the late afternoons and evenings.

He added that government will continue to ensure that all children in Dominica will have the opportunity to participate in early childhood programs.

“We believe there are too many children who are not covered by some early childhood facility,” he said.

He said government will also seek to establish joint participation and ownership as far as their children’s education is concerned.

“The foundational stage of a child’s life is the most important stage in his development,” St. Jean added.

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  1. i know
    September 9, 2012

    igive him a u

  2. Anonymous
    September 5, 2012

    And the students from the Jones Beaupierre School in Laplaine where u represent and reside had to be sent home early so that the parents could clean the school today. What are you talking about????? Was that school ready? SHAME

  3. dom
    September 5, 2012

    “All secondary schools ready from the information that I have”

    Would it kill you to drive from north to south checking the 10 or so secondary schools in dominica? Like is that too much work for a Minister of Education.

    • Peeping Tom
      September 5, 2012

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  4. dom
    September 5, 2012

    Why are our leaders so wash down. What are his credentials is there anywhere someone can get education credentials for our leaders on all sides of the floor. Look at the education minister. The leader of the opposition, the prime minister, geez boy. Blind leading blind.

  5. Kal
    September 5, 2012

    DNO, the min said all schools are ready, can you get photos of NECS so we can see what have be done compare to what you showed us in your previous write up on the said school? Thanks in advance.

  6. morefire
    September 5, 2012

    teachers only got the courses there going to teach and what form there going to teach a few days before schools re-opened. teachers a picked for courses they are not good in. so what can of organized government is this?

  7. Rule
    September 5, 2012

    It’s inconceivable that this Government will allow the entire summer holidays to pass without a single School repair, and waited until the commencement of School to begin this project.
    I give the Ministry of education an (F) in this regard.

  8. Anonymous
    September 5, 2012

    And Mr. Minister. How did DA do on the A-Level exams this year?

  9. Patriotism
    September 5, 2012

    The government must concentrate on the have quality primary education first before engaging into early children education. Some government owned primary and even the government owned secondary are not performing very well. Some of them are poorly management , lack supervision , lack the level of discipline
    Mr. Minister Go and do you work and stop making dominicans think all is well

  10. Boss Man
    September 5, 2012

    Sorry to say that, but my Boss is a fake.

  11. d paro 1
    September 5, 2012

    this is the worst minister for education that this country has ever seen. and furthermore it will take some doing to be worse than this man we are now the laughing stock of the world.

    • kkkkk
      September 5, 2012

      How so? Explain yourself, d paro 1.

      • d paro 1
        September 6, 2012

        u must be dumb or something. just look at the results we are obtaining around the island and then if u have some secse you can understand How so?

  12. Doc. LOve
    September 4, 2012

    I have heard these promises before,just to find out later their were more problems then anticipated. We hear of so many press conferences by the DLP Government about other matters but when it comes to press comferences concerning the economy, plans to put more Domincans to work, they are afraid of the radio stations. Presently Dominica is facing a serious constitutional crisis relating to the appointment of a President, the where about of Seco Sico, we have heard nothing from Skerrit.

  13. "O" STRESS!
    September 4, 2012

    Look at that smile. your guess is as good as mine. According to spider the deceased. Every time I see them I shake their hands and at the same time. I implied Your hypocrite”.

  14. "O" STRESS!
    September 4, 2012

    Here we go again every day is campaigning Day, and all of a sudden here comes the magic miracle man. Every thing IRE man we must create some drama before we duly serve the people who voted for us to take care of their affairs. We are in big trouble if we are so easy to be taken by today`s politicians. The next head line is around the corner.

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