Education Minister Petter Saint Jean has announced that the government will commence work on the designs for a new Goodwill Secondary School in the new financial year.
The minister made that announcement during a Principal’s meeting held at the Public Service Union (PSU) Building on Friday.
He mentioned also that plans are also in place for the upgrading of the Dominica Grammar School.
“Really and truly it does not speak well for education at the secondary level in Dominica when you behold what we consider the second largest government owned secondary school on island, so we will commence work on the designs for a new Goodwill Secondary School…,” Saint Jean stated. “We are working on the designs and within the next financial year we should see some movement as far as the physical work is concerned.”
He went on to say that the Dominica Grammar School is one of the schools on island that the government needs to create a serious transformation as far as the physical plant is concerned.
“This year we have allocated EC$2.5 million to commence work at the Dominica Grammar School which is the largest secondary school on island,” he revealed.
He said works will also commence for designs of other government owned schools on the island.