Three new schools will be built in regions One, Two and Seven next year, according to Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan.
Bulkan made the announcement last Tuesday during his contribution to the debate on the government’s proposed 2018 national budget in the National Assembly.
Bulkan reported that in Region One, some 42 nursery school children will be accommodated in a new school at Kamwatta. He added that the new school will replace a building that is currently housing approximately 120 pupils, comprising nursery-level and grades One and Two students.
In Region Two, a new school is to be constructed at Abrams Zuil at a cost of $106 million. It is expected to benefit some 500 students and 40 teachers. Bulkan said that the new school will replace the old one that has been in a state of disrepair for several years.
For Region Seven, Bulkan pointed out that a primary school at Purima will be built to cater for over 145 children, replacing the current building, which has been deemed unsafe.