Several schools in the Bath Estate area, which authorities said have been affected by mold, will reopen on Monday Chief Education Officer, Melana Fontaine has said.
Students from the Roseau Primary School, New Town Primary School on Bath Estate Campus and Orion Academy have been out of school for almost two weeks now after some manifested symptoms of illness which was linked to the presence of mold.
On Friday Fontaine assured parents the environment is now safe.
“The school environment is now ready for the students,” she said. “Today, Friday, we have had the principles and the teachers at the schools preparing their classrooms and putting everything back in order.”
She said the ministry of education, with support from the forestry division, ministry of health and ministry of national security, “have gone ahead and have treated the mold.”
Additionally trees overhanging the school have been cut down, debris has cleared, and the inside and outside of classroom have been sanitized, according to Fontaine.
“So definitely school will be on Monday at the usual time,” she noted.
She thanked parents for their support and said the ministry of education will ensure the students make up for the hours they have missed.
“We give the assurance that we will do anything within our power to keep our students safe, healthy and secure and to ensure they are successful at what they do,” Fontaine said.