St. Mary’s Primary School to receive a new building
The Ministry of Education is working with the Social Investment Fund (SIF) to provide St. Mary’s Anglican School with a new building. In September last year, a team of engineers from the ministry conducted an assessment of the school’s building and deemed that the structure was dangerous for students and teachers. Since then, the school’s administration has been utilizing a number of small wooden structures provided by the ministry to conduct classes. The Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, says the ministry is aware of the difficult task the teachers are facing and is working to fix the issue.
Hon. Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education: “Yeah we’re working with the Anglican management, we’re working with the principal I just had a meeting last week or maybe earlier this week I lost track with the manager and principal. Really the situation where they are on the south side of Belize City that’s not working out so we’re trying to get some part time sort of facilities, intermediate facilities for them that we’ll put on the tennis court at St.Mary’s that seems to be the best solution at this time. So there’s of course the bigger solution which we’re working on with them which is a SIF project to build a new building for them but that obviously will take some time but we have been engaged with them and we’re working with them to try to improve the situation but where they are right now is not working out at all that has not worked out for them.”