Education Minister Anthony Garcia said yesterday that repair work on five schools with challenges have been completed in time for the first day of the new school year today.
Tens of thousands of students will return to classes after the July-August holidays.
The ministry spent $105 million on repair work to 194 schools in the last eight weeks.
On Friday, Minister Garcia listed five schools—Couva West Secondary, Aranguez North Secondary, Warrenville Government Primary, Fishing Pond Government Primary and Woodbrook Secondary Schools, which were still to be completed.
In the release issued yesterday, Garcia said, “Those challenges have been overcome and all repairs are completed at these schools.”
Garcia said, “In instances where schools have been decanted due to ongoing repairs, the Ministry has ensured that the requisite facilities are provided for teachers to deliver the curriculum in an environment most suitable for teaching and learning and students have access to transport and other services to ensure they are not denied their education.”