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Walwyn ‘delivering on the promise’

Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has released photographs to support his optimism that the 32 new classrooms he had promised to build at Elmore Stoutt High School will be completed in time for the new school year in September.

Along with the photos, he released the following caption: “Delivering on the promise of new classrooms for Elmore Stoutt High School by September. Our plan is to deliver a secondary institution that we can be even more proud of. There is much more to come very soon.”

The classrooms initially were to be built in September 2016 to accommodate what was then the new Grade 12. But construction was delayed because – according to Walwyn – the necessary funds were not forthcoming from the Ministry of Finance.

As a result, the first batch of Grade 12 Elmore Stoutt High students were accommodated at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College.

Walwyn, in the meantime, has given an update regarding new classrooms to be built on the island of Virgin Gorda.

“We will be coming to the community very soon to present the proposed plans for the separation of the primary and secondary divisions [at Bregado Flax Educational Centre]… We had the proposed plans for the new primary school on display for the graduation ceremonies of the primary and secondary school. The entire school, after the separation, will be the secondary school with all the necessary improvements to create a much better learning environment for the students,” the minister said.

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