Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint Jean has thanked the Canadian government for its assistance to the island especially in the area of education.
Canada has committed to reconstructing and rehabilitating schools in Grand Bay, Delices, Morne Jaune, Marigot and Salisbury.
Representatives from the Canadian government and High Commission were present Thursday at Grand Bay during a ceremony for the announcement of the Canadian’s government’s aid to the island.
“I want to express profound thanks to you for your interest in Dominica’s recovery process and thank you for deciding that the children of Dominica would be the prime beneficiaries of your most substantial contribution to this country.”
The minister said the island’s school infrastructure was not spared when hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Dominica.
“We are working feverishly to renovate school structures in order to improve the environment in which our students learn. In several cases our students have had to function in less than ideal conditions, notwithstanding we have made significant strides in our pursuit to restoring the education system back to a state of normalcy. We are therefore pleased that five schools have been identified for significant rehabilitation works and reconstruction in some cases.”