Intermediate High School enters second week of closure
September 9, 2014

Intermediate High School enters second week of closure

While most educational institutions in St Vincent and the Grenadines enter the second week of the 2014/2015 academic year, the students of the Intermediate High School (IHS) are still at home.

When SEARCHLIGHT visited the school, located at McKie’s Hill, {{more}}yesterday, only workmen carrying out construction and repairs were present.

When contacted yesterday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Nicole Bonadie-Baker said she was unable to say when exactly school would re-open, as she was about to enter a meeting with BRAGSA, to determine what the delay was, and how much more time it would require to complete repairs.

These works included construction of a septic tank/soak-away, repairs of damaged timber walls, the replacement of aluminium louvres, and other minor repairs.

SEARCHLIGHT reported on Tuesday, September 5, that the IHS students had been granted a one-week extension on their summer vacation to facilitate essential repairs to the school.

In a report sent to the Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves by Bonadie-Baker, the repairs were estimated to be completed “during the week of September 1, 2014”.