Schools set to open on time

St. Jean

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

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  1. Hello
    September 3, 2011

    school will open on time for sure. But parents need to go and look at how some of them opening.

  2. ham
    September 2, 2011

    Mister St Jean…Please sir try to find out why the government run public secondary schools are doing so bldly at the CSEC exams compared to the private schools sir….It’s apublic concern…!!!

  3. 1979
    September 2, 2011

    BRO I wont even Air this guys dirty laundry out here……It pisses me off when people who claim to be professionals with their “MASTERS DEGREE” completely fail the ethics section of their degree course. And with all that education still prey on the people they have been appointed to serve…to me there is nothing more SHAMEFUL than that.

    admin you can cut out this part if you see it fit: ALL I have to say is this…..if you are education minister, what the tarish and the EU funds have to do with you??….. whoever is an intellect can piece the rest together…

    • 1979
      September 2, 2011

      if works are funded, why demand FREE material from the PUBLIC QUARRY????

  4. khastro.
    September 2, 2011

    Mr Minister,when are going to see the computerization of all schools and linking them to a main server? Its time for the introduction of Power School Technology on the island.

  5. Labour
    September 2, 2011

    Well Peter Pepper…seems they going to be working 24 hours for the next few days if they have to MAYBE finish by the 5th.

    I’m reading your words and you don’t even seem so sure…

    September 2, 2011

    allu always coming and talk about irrelavant things, what you have to talk about is the nonsense assistance allu giving common entrance scholarship students, that cannot even buy 3 text books.

    BULL CRAP, school always openning on time

    • IZ
      September 2, 2011

      Forkit, this is so untrue and u must stop misleading the people. My daughter got a bursury and she got mostly all her books except for three, two workbooks and 1 viva book.

      The government has also put in place a system where less fortunate children can assess books and uniform for school.

    • Anonymous
      September 2, 2011

      Then revoke the scolarship and come up with your own money for your child’s books.

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