In a statement yesterday Charles urged Garcia and minister in the ministry Dr Lovell Francis to “come clean” on school repairs.
“On June 28, in response to a question by Oropouche West MP Vidia Gayadeen-Gopeesingh, Minister Garcia informed Parliament that rehabilitation work at the Fifth Company School would be done during the 2017 July/ August vacation. He stressed that ‘focus will be on repairs to toilets, replacement of windows and burglar proofing and improvement and strengthening of hand rails and the protective metal enclosures on stairwells.’” Charles said the Education Facilities Co Ltd (EFCL) on August 18 had also “assured” that school repairs are being done, with the most critical works being done first. Charles hit, “To date Monday 21st August, based on a site visit there are no visible signs of work, critical or otherwise, having been done during this vacation at the Fifth Company Baptist School. There is also no electricity in the guard booth.
“Additionally, Cowen Hamilton Secondary, also in the constituency of Moruga/Tableland, the only Baptist secondary school in the country, remains without a dedicated auditorium, or a gymnasium, or a modern computer room, or a well-equipped permanent library.”