Grenada improves school infrastructure in Carriacou
Sod turning event for the refurbishment project at Bishops College, Carriacou.
Construction will soon begin on the $10.8 million project to refurbish Bishops College in Carriacou.
The work, under the Grenada Enhancement Project (GEEP), will entail construction of a two-storey Multi-Science Block, reconstruction of the administrative wing and refurbishment of the existing building.
In a pre-recorded message shared at yesterday's event, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said government remains committed to ensuring that students are provided with an appropriate learning environment that is conducive to learning.
He said: “Young people are recognised globally as the leaders of tomorrow and therefore, we must ensure that they are provided with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that will appropriately nurture them to become the leaders we want them to be.”
Mitchell urged teachers, staff, students and parents to look past the inconveniences that may arise during the rehabilitation work, as these would pale in comparison to the potential benefits to be derived from the upgraded school.
The Prime Minister noted that in addition to improving school infrastructure, projects such as these, create much-needed employment opportunities.
He said: “As countries all over the world continue to battle with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the employment generated by projects become even more important.
In the midst of growing unemployment in various sectors, the jobs created by these projects, provide a beacon of hope for persons who may have been otherwise unemployed.
Therefore, as part of our strategy to help revitalise the local economy and create employment, government is refocusing its commitment to the implementation of capital projects.”
The Prime Minister said it’s a win-win situation for workers seeking employment, the country’s school infrastructure, educators and students.