Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn announced that work to improve Anegada’s Claudia Creque Educational Centre is scheduled to begin this month. Hon. Walwyn made the disclosure while speaking at the school’s graduation exercise on 26 June.
The Education Minister stated that the works will include the construction of a wheelchair accessible building comprising three classrooms, inclusive of a Science lab. He also promised that the improvements will be completed in time for the new term: “I will be working aggressively to see that this project comes to completion on time and that we provide students at this institution with comparable facilities as those on our Sister Islands,” he said.
Hon. Walwyn acknowledged the fact that there were some bumps, and he reiterated the Ministry’s promise to remedy the matter: “During this school year, the Claudia Creque Educational Centre has had some challenges. The Ministry held discussions with the community, and the administration and staff of the institution to obtain first-hand information of the issues and to collectively arrive at a solution, which will be in the best interest of all stakeholders,” the Minister assured.
“We will ensure that the issues the community is concerned about are addressed. This will be done with the implementation of School Management Committees at the beginning of the next school year. The Committees will consist of both public and private individuals who will assist in the overall management of schools, helping to resolve matters much fasters and providing greater support for the administration of schools. It is my anticipation that such committees will help to quickly address and resolve matters similar to what this school has been facing,” he added.