Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Chandler Hyacinth has assured parents of students of the Petite Savanne Primary School that concerns about the condition of the school will be addressed promptly.
However, Hyacinth said major repairs to the school will have to wait for the submission of estimates and approval of tenders.
Parents of students at the Petite Savanne Primary School were on Tuesday protesting at the school’s Bath Estate location about what they say are unsafe conditions there.
Speaking to the parents at the school, Hyacinth said the Ministry would give attention to the washroom facilities and address the issue of rat infestation.
The parents were also protesting the appointment of a new principal, Joycelyn Panthier, a former teacher at the Roseau Primary School, who took over from Mr. Phanuel Hilaire at the start of the new school term.
Students of Petite Savanne have occupied the Old Teachers Training College at Bath Estate since the passage of Tropical Storm Erica in 2015.
The Ministry of Education previously announced that the Government of the People’s Republic of China had agreed to fund construction at five schools, including at Bellevue Chopin where Petite Savanne residents have been relocated.