Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet surprised students at the National Sports Academy with a visit earlier this week, as they settled in on the first day of the academic year.
The Sports Academy is the first and only boarding school on island.
Accompanied by officials of the Ministry of Education, Prime Minister Chastanet interacted with the teachers, and assessed the physical works done at the school. He also visited individual classrooms and chatted with the aspiring athletes, encouraging them to utilize their time wisely and capitalize on the opportunities before them.
The visit to the National Sports Academy was preceded by a tour of schools on Sep. 4, where the Prime Minister along with the Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert, and education officials spent the day witnessing first-hand the rehabilitation works at the various Schools.
At the Clendon Mason Memorial School construction crews were busy undertaking electrical and plumbing works, painting, and installing safety and security measures.
Mr. Theodore Charles, Principal of the Clendon Mason Memorial School, commended the Prime Minister for embarking on the tour stating that it indicates to students, teachers and parents, the level of commitment he has for the education sector.
All schools on island have received much-needed facelifts.