Primary school opens at Fair Hall
June 26, 2009
Primary school opens at Fair Hall

“When this government builds anything, it builds quality products for the people. We wouldn’t have it any other way”.

That’s the boast of a proud Prime Minister, at the unveiling and dedication of the Fair Hall Government School.{{more}}

The latest state of the art, modern educational institution, with the capability of taking some pressure from neighboring and city schools, was opened to much fanfare on Monday.

Equipped with a computer laboratory, computerized library, a multipurpose room, separate washrooms on each floor, a pre-school section and a sick bay among other facilities, the 14-classroom school presently houses 166 students with space for another 250, the two storey structure was built at a cost of EC $5.4 million, with a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank.

The school, equipped with wheel chair access, is also a designated hurricane shelter, built with reinforced concrete roof and two water tanks placed underground.

Apart from the infrastructure, the school boasts a highly qualified teaching staff, led by veteran teacher Sherron Morgan- Peters.

Included in the faculty are persons specifically trained to operate the Early Childhood Centre, which is an added attraction to the institution.

This preschool will cater for 50 infants between the ages of three to five years.

Minister of Education Girlyn Miguel speaking at the opening, said that her government regards education as a social institution that is responsible for quality production, poverty reduction as well as the development of the individual and the nation as a whole.

“This government realizes that the children of St. Vincent and the Grenadines constitute a very important cog in the wheel of our nation’s development, indeed their education is the utmost on the priority list of activities.”

Area representative Clayton Burgin also addressing the gathering expressed his pleasure of having such an institution built in his constituency, and indicated that the school, along with others of its kind, was an indication that the Government spared no effort to ensure that no child would be left behind in the Education Revolution.

He called on teachers, parents and student to work together to make the school the pride of East St George and in extension St. Vincent and the Grenadines.