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Damaged section of Seaforth High to be better than before - Samuda

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:28 PM
Karl Samuda (left), greets principal of the Seaforth High School in St Thomas, Calbert Thomas, at a forum with education stakeholders of eastern parishes held at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), in Passley Gardens, Portland on May 15.

The oversight minister for the Ministry of Education, Karl Samuda, says the section of the Seaforth High School that was damaged will be restored to a better state than before the fire.  

“We are doing assessment of the damage, and we will repair it; and it will be better than it was before,” he said.

Samuda was speaking at a forum with education stakeholders of St  Thomas, St Mary and Portland held at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), in Passley Gardens, Portland last week.

The early morning fire on May 4 at the St Thomas school, destroyed the Visual Arts Department and other sections including the Technical Drawing, Cosmetology and Building Technology Departments suffered water and smoke damage.

The oversight minister also commended the school’s principal, Calbert Thomas, for putting arrangements in place for students to continue their education, especially those sitting examinations.

“That is the greatest exhibition of commitment…with that kind of leadership at Seaforth, the students can look to greater heights,” Samuda said.  

He also reminded principals, board chairpersons, and parents present at the forum, of their responsibilities to the education sector.

The forum provided an opportunity for education stakeholders to raise matters of concern to them. 

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