Education Minister Petter St Jean has said that all schools are set to open on schedule come Monday September 5.
The Minister was seeking to quell doubts that had previously arisen in the public domain that maintenance and repair works at some of the schools would not be completed in time for schools to reopen as planned.
St Jean said, “I want to note here that at the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, all systems are in preparation for the reopening of schools, come September 5. All of our schools will reopen during the first week of September so students are to be guided accordingly and indeed, the parents. School will reopen the first week of September [because] all systems are in place.
St Jean was firm in his belief that all schools will be ready for the new school year, with works having been completed there for a prompt start to the year.
“Our repair and maintenance program is well on its way and nearing completion at most of the schools. There are some of the schools where we have completed our maintenance and repair work and I have been advised by my technicians that the others will be completed in time for the reopening of school. So, all schools in the Commonwealth of Dominica will be ready in time for the reopening of the new school year 2011/2012,” he affirmed