Cabinet approves funds for repairs at Carapichaima East Secondary
Cabinet has granted approval for the release of over two million dollars for major infrastructural repairs at the Carapichaima East Secondary School.
The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education says Cabinet’s approval was necessary for this project because the amount required is more than one million dollars.
According to Minister Garcia, the Assembly Hall and Technical Block ‘O’ will be treated as priority for repairs in order to have the Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) lift its ‘Prohibition Notice’ to facilitate the resumption of classes on the compound. Repairs on the Cafeteria and Library will be addressed after classes resume.
The Minister of Education will ask the Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) to tender for contractor for the project to start repairs within another two weeks. All repairs should be completed within one month..
Meanwhile, Forms Five (5) and Six (6) students doing their School Based Assessments (SBAs) and Internal Assessments (IAs) for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) are attending classes at Chaguanas North Secondary, Waterloo Secondary & Carapichaima West Secondary Schools & at the Chaguanas & Couva Public Libraries.
The Ministry of Education is providing transport for these students using the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) buses.