The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has released an update on the progress and planning of five (5) primary schools, which is to be constructed in the nation, including one (1) Goodwill Secondary School. Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit issued the following statement in a recently held press briefing on Thursday.
As per the recent update, it has been added that Prime Minister Skerrit has made details on several subjects of concerns and other plans which are to be followed by the government of Dominica in coming times. During the press conference, PM Skerrit added several major factors related to the topics as they have extended the updates to the people of Dominica.
Additionally, while addressing the conference, PM Skerrit added that, “I provided an update regarding the planned construction of 6 schools, including the Goodwill Secondary School, during the Thursday’s press conference. The project will be funded by the authorities of the People’s Republic of China.”
At the same time, PM Skerrit has also extended gratitude to the authorities of Republic of China by playing a significant role in funding the programme. He also added that the education authorities and the government of Dominica are grateful for expressing their support as well as assistance in the construction of the primary and secondary schools.
Meanwhile, PM Skerrit during the address has also shared the names of the five primary schools which are to be constructed in Dominica, adding that, “Thibaud, Tete Morne, Calibishie, Bellevue Chopin and Sineku. He highlighted that out of the six schools, a secondary school is also to finalized to be constructed, which names as Goodwill Secondary School.
According to the updates made by the Prime Minister during the address, it has also been confirmed that the schools are planned to be built before the end of this year. He also emphasized on the recent talks held between the government of Dominica and the authorities of China on May 19, 2023.
The talks were held to talk about the progress of the projects and also highlighted that it is currently in the tendered stage and also close to start the construction process.
Along with this, he said that, “While getting ready for the construction activity, the Dominica government will sooner finalize the temporary relocation of the students for the duration of the construction period.”
Moreover, he also mentioned the efforts and hard work done by the government of Dominica, sharing that, “the government has been working diligently to repair and rebuild the school, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria.”