Karen Sudu, Gleaner Writer
MOUNT ROSSER, St Catherine:
STUDENTS AT Mount Rosser Primary and Infant School in St Catherine are only weeks away from using modern sanitary facilities.
The institution's snagged efforts spearheaded by the past students' association to replace the pit latrines were highlighted in The Gleaner last August.
In a quick response, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites indicated that the Government would assist the institution to upgrade its sanitary facilities, in time for the reopening of school in September.
However, while that did not materialise, principal Rona Fuller expressed optimism that the ministry's intervention would result in a speedy completion of the facilities.
"The Ministry of Education really came on board and our bathrooms are now completed. We are now waiting on the pit to be dug and then the students will be able to use the new facility," Fuller told The Gleaner on Monday.
TEACHERS' BATHROOM ALSO UPGRADED
In fact, the students are not the only ones who will benefit from the ministry's intervention.
"For the teachers' bathroom, there was one toilet. The ministry gave us an additional toilet, painted the entire place, and it was tiled. We are very comfortable, very happy and very grateful that the ministry came on board and assisted us," the principal noted.
There are 112 students on roll and six female members of staff at the institution, which was relocated from the Mount Rosser Methodist Church to its present site in 1962.