Construction of $780M Kato secondary school likely to be completed next year


A section of the Kato Secondary School which is under construction in Region Eight. [GINA Photo]
A section of the Kato Secondary School which is under construction in Region Eight. [GINA Photo]
[] – If good weather persists, the physical structure of the Kato Secondary school, Region Eight should be completed by the end of January 2015, according to Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Eight, Ronald Harsawack.

The REO recently accompanied President Donald Ramotar and other government officials on a tour of the facility which is currently under construction.

From 1994, 14 nursery schools in the hinterland increased to 116 in 2014, primary schools moved from 111 to 139 and secondary from 5 to 12.

A number of dorm facilities have also been constructed and renovated in Regions One, Two, Seven, Eight and Nine to accommodate the growing number of students.

According to Harsawack, due to improved access to education and other investments made, more parents are sending their children to school and putting pressure of the existing infrastructure at Paramakatoi.Kato school 1

Further he explained that this will reduce some cost to the administration as in the past children from some surrounding communities had to be shuttled on aircraft to Region Nine to attend secondary school.

“This would be the most modern school upon completion, Information Technology lab, Technical Drawing, Wood Working lab etc…”

In addition, there will also be accommodation for teachers if the region is unable to source teachers from within.

The provision of universal access to secondary education is among the new wave of commitment that Government is determined to achieve; and more so, to cater for the influx of children completing primary school education. [Extracted and modified from GINA]


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