La Romaine High to undergo major repair work over vacation period
Pictured: La Romaine High
Major electrical and infrastructural repairs are carded for the La Romaine High School during the July – August vacation period, in time for the reopening of the new school term in September 2018.
The assurance came from the Education Ministry on Tuesday as the school has also been plagued sewer issues and a termite infestation, which have impacted teaching time at the institution.
Classes at the school were first affected in May when a small fire in the Integrated Science Lab saw teachers walking off the job citing health and safety concerns.
It is expected that the electrical upgrades will also include the installation of electrical outlets and wiring in several school blocks, such as the administrative building, multipurpose hall, library, washrooms and classrooms.
The termite infestation problem in the pre-fabricated buildings will also be addressed.
The Ministry hired a contractor who conducted remedial repairs such as the installing of new electrical mains, cables and wiring.
The Electrical Inspectorate Official subsequently visited and issued a Provisional Certificate, indicating that the remedial works were in compliance with the Electrical Installation Inspection Act, thereby certifying that the school is safe for occupation.
This provisional document was necessary in order for school to resume operations until the school term ended July 6, 2018.
The Electrical Inspectorate Official also identified other electrical issues to be addressed by September 21, 2018.
The Ministry said that in spite of the existing financial constraints, it is committed to ensuring that all works are completed.
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