Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) has been clearing the air on the temporary relocation of three of its departments.

SALCC Principal, Doctor Olivia Saunders, told a news conference this morning that three divisions will be affected.

Saunders said because of the “dire” condition of the physical college plant on the Morne, the Ministry of Education is allowing the Divisions of Agriculture, Health Sciences and Teacher Education the temporary use of the George Charles Secondary School complex.

All other divisions will remain on the Morne Campus.

“We expect that due to the extent of the work required on the Morne Campus, SALCC will have use of the complex for the full academic year 2016/2017,” the college Principal announced.

She expressed gratitude for the Education Minister Doctor Gale Rigobert’s pledge to provide resources – financial and otherwise, for the needed renovations.

The SALCC Principal observed that at this time, the eyes of the public are on the Morne Campus.

However she revealed that the South Campus in Vieux Fort also has serious facilities issues.

“We expect to address them over the next months as well,” Saunders explained.

She said that orientation, registration and fee payment will take place as scheduled from August 16-19, 2016 at the Morne Campus for all students in their respective divisions.

According to Saunders, all classes will begin as scheduled on August 22.

“Students will be appraised of their class timetables and as far as possible, students enrolled in the Divisions of Agriculture, Health Sciences and Teacher Education will have their classes at the George Charles Secondary School complex,” the Principal said.

She declared that the college is introducing more simplified, student friendly and service oriented procedures for registration next week.

“Students will be advised within their divisions, enrolled in their classes on line either on campus or at their home and pay fees at any branch of the Bank of Saint Lucia or by credit or debit card at the Finance Office at the collage,” Saunders said, adding that more information is available on the college website.

The SALCC Principal also announced that students will pay fees on a semester basis and not yearly.