Government could receive much-needed assistance to rebuild the entire Elmore Stoutt High School campus in Road Town that was ravaged by Hurricane Irma back in September 2017.
That is according to Education Minister Myron Walwyn who said he is locked in discussions with an anonymous benefactor.
While speaking during a recent sitting of the House of Assembly, Walwyn indicated that nothing is concrete as yet.
“The interest is there and we just have to make sure that we push and capitalise on that,” Walwyn said.
The minister said this reported interest to assist with the rebuild is welcomed given that the cost to restore the educational facility will be what he described as “the biggest price tag for a school” in the territory.
L-shaped building will not be ready till next school year
Zeroing on the ESHS’ L-shaped building, which is to be restored before the rest of the campus, Walwyn said the tendering process to undergo that process is now in progress.
“I was told by the folks in the Project Unit [in the Ministry of Finance] that the school should be ready for the new academic school year sometime between September  and December. That will bring, certainly, the issue of the shift system to an end, which is something that I want to see happen as soon as possible,” Walwyn said.
The building, which will house senior ESHS students once restored, was initially promised to be ready by the end of this first school term.
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