Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations
Reconstruction work on the Enis Adams Primary School is moving ahead with the completion of a 7,000 gallon cistern, two storage rooms and the courtyard.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Marcia Potter; officials from the ministry; and the project’s benefactor, Mr. Peter Haycraft of Road Town Wholesale Company Limited visited the project site on Monday, December 10 to get an update on the progress made in the reconstruction of the school.
Dr. Potter thanked Mr. Haycraft and all persons involved in the project for working diligently to complete the school.
Dr. Potter said, “Much work has been done since my last visit. As I look around, I am further assured that we will have a completed school by the end of June next year. I will also like to further pledge the support of the Ministry of Education to assist in this project.”
The project’s contractor, Mr. Hesketh Newton of Newton Construction stated that since the groundbreaking, the progress has been significant and the school will be completed on time.
He said, “I am very positive that my team and I will be able to complete this project by the end of June 2019. I have a very cooperative and hard-working crew and we are working diligently to see the project completed by this date.”
The ground breaking ceremony of the EAPS was held in February of this year after the passing of the devastating hurricane Irma in September 2017.
Other schools to be rehabilitated include the Willard Wheatley, Francis Lettsome, Joyce Samuel, Alexandrina Maduro, Althea Scatliffe and Ebenezer Thomas Primary Schools; the Bregado Flax Educational Centre-Primary Division and the Claudia Creque Educational Centre.
Government will also reconstruct schools that were deemed unusable or severely damaged. Schools that were completely reconstructed by Government and/or private benefactors and have reopened are: Robinson O’Neal Memorial School and Leonora Delville Primary. The Ivan Dawson Primary and Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary will be completed and reopen in January 2019 for the beginning of the Lent term.
Other schools under reconstruction or scheduled for reconstruction in early 2019 by Government and or private benefactors are Bregado Flax Educational Centre - Secondary Division, and the old campus of the Elmore Stoutt High School (L-Shape Building)