The government of Saint Lucia has been delivering on its promise to develop an education system which will allow students to compete anywhere globally, Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet says.
Chastanet made the observation in a post on his official Facebook page.
He recalled that on October 3rd 2019, the government officially launched the Education Quality Improvement Project more commonly known as EQuIP.
According to the PM, the initiative is geared towards the comprehensive enhancement of Saint Lucia’s Education sector.
In this regard, he explained that it entails four core components funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Saint Lucia.
The components address improvement of the teaching and learning environment, improvement in teacher quality and instructional effectiveness, enhancement of System Leadership and Operational Effectiveness of School Administrators and enhancement of the provisions for Special Needs Education in Saint Lucia.
The PM observed that under component number 1, four project schools will go through construction and/or rehabilitation works, as well as the procurement of furniture and equipment.
He listed the four as the La Guerre Combined School, the Vide Boutielle Primary School, the
Gordon & Walcott Memorial Methodist School and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
Chastanet recalled having shared with the public the renderings for Vide Boutielle Primary and the Gordon & Walcott Memorial Methodist Schools.
“At Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, work has been going on over the past year on the rehabilitation of the Victor Archer Building,” he revealed.
And he noted that the ground-breaking ceremony for the commencement of construction of the new La Guerre Combined School was held.
“We promised that we would develop an Education system which will allow our students to compete anywhere globally, whilst ensuring that our school plants are more conducive to teaching and learning for the future. True to our word, we are doing just that,” Chastanet asserted.