Prime Minister Accompanies Minister of Education on Tour of Schools

On school tour, at H.O. Nash Junior High School on Saturday – Prime Minister Minnis is at centre right, Minister Jeffrey Lloyd, centre, Director of Works Melanie Roach, second left, and OPM Permanent Secretary Nicole Campbell, left. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis accompanied Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd to inspect the level of readiness of several government schools, prior to 2018 Fall Term. The schools visited on Saturday, August 10, 2018, were: H.O. Nash Junior High on Dolphin Drive, Eva Hilton Primary School (under construction) on Gregory Street, T.G. Glover Primary School on Horse Shoe Drive, A.F. Adderley Junior High on Harold Road (under extensive repairs),  S.C. McPherson Junior High School on Baillou Hill Road, and Doris Johnson Senior High School on Prince Charles Drive.

On the inspection tour were: Nicole Campbell, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister; Antoinette Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works; Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education; Melanie Roach, Director of Works; Donovan Turnquest, Acting Director of Physical Plant/Ministry of Works; and Timothy Johnson, Chief Architect, Ministry of Works. A new Eva Hilton, formerly Oakes Field Primary School, is being constructed, and A.F. Adderley School is under extensive renovation.  Provisions have been made so as not to compromise the educational progress of the students.  The Prime Minister said that he was happy with the progress of the construction and repairs to ensure students move into proper facilities.

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