Education Minister, Doctor Robert Lewis, has urged Principals of schools here to be more vigilant in assessing the state of the school buildings in which they operate.
Lewis made the comments while disclosing that a meeting will be held today to discuss the state of the 41-year old Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS), which has structural and other problems.
The Minister acknowledged that while it is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education to do constant vigilance, the management of schools also need to do the same.
“When I was at St Mary’s College as Vice Principal I used to go around the school because I have to know my environment and what has to be done at the school, so I am just want to urge Principals to be more vigilant about the school plant that they manage,” Lewis told reporters yesterday as he arrived for a session of parliament.
He asserted that if persons live in a house, they would have a better sense of what the deficiencies of the building are.