Goodwill Secondary to be demolished and rebuilt

by: - July 9, 2018
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Goodwill Secondary School before Hurricane Maria (Photo credit: Travel Domnik)

Plans are being finalized for the demolition and total reconstruction of the Goodwill Secondary School.

This was announced at the schools’ annual graduation ceremony held on Wednesday 4 July 2018 during which forty-two students said goodbye to the institution.

The school suffered extensive damage during the passage of Hurricane Maria and students were accommodated at the Dominica Grammar School to complete the 2017/2018 academic year.

Its reconstruction will fall under the Government’s Post Maria School’s Construction Initiative.

“At the Ministry we are well aware of the challenges that confronted you. But in this regard, I wish to announce that the Ministry and the Government of Dominica is in the process of awarding a contract for the demolition of the Goodwill Secondary School,” the Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Petter Saint Jean stated.

He also announced that the drawings for the new school, which will be constructed from funds provided by the People’s Republic of China, are now being finalized.

Saint Jean further commended the students and the staff for their work in spite of the challenges faced post Hurricane Maria.

He told them that amidst all of the challenges that they faced at the school, they have proved that the poor state of their school infrastructure “did not deter them from achieving success”.

“While on this note, I should like to extend by profound commendation to the principal and your staff for remaining steadfast to our mission that each child succeeds,” Minister Saint Jean added.