Education Minister Gives Update On Construction Of New Basseterre High School

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 23, 2021 (SKNIS): Speaking at the Prime Minister’s Monthly Press Conference on March 23, Minister of Education, Honourable Jonel Powell, gave an update on the pending construction of the new Basseterre High School (BHS).

Minister Powell said that the plans to construct the new school have been mobilized.

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“We have made the initial mobilization payment already and we are now in the process of finalizing the Employers’ Liability Insurance that is required to begin the hoarding process and to erect fencing and signage at the site,” he said.

The minister noted that the Department of Public Works is preparing to start the tendering process in order to receive bids from local contractors to begin the major work.

The new school will be built at Pond’s Extension in East Basseterre. It will feature 32 classrooms, a music centre with two dedicated music rooms, four science labs and six computer labs, a dedicated lecture room, counselling and health service facilities, an auditorium with seating capacity for a minimum of 1,200 persons and upgraded sporting facilities that will meet international standards.

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