The July/August Vacation Repair Programme (VRP) 2017 successfully concluded with thousands of students reentering their Schools for the start of the new School term. This year’s VRP encompassed one hundred forty two Schools (142) throughout the country and included a full range of works, including electrical, plumbing, roof works, painting, sewer works, etc.
The Programme had its fair share of challenges. However, through close monitoring of sites and contractors Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) was able to successfully ensure that all Schools reopened. Where works were not completed the respective Project Managers worked collaboratively with the Principals to ensure that the School reopened, with a plan to conclude works on a phased basis. This ensured that students were able to return to their places of learning at the start of the new School term.
At the Aranguez Government Primary School, EFCL encountered grave challenges that made the reopening of School seem almost impossible. These seemingly insurmountable challenges were overcome. This School is one example of where works will be completed on a phased basis so as to not disrupt the smooth operations of the facility.
EFCL continues to work towards the fulfillment of its mandate in support of the Ministry of Education and to providing a safe, comfortable learning environment for teachers to teach and students to learn
“I would say that a miracle happened here for this School to successfully reopen on the first day of the new term.”
Mr. Ashton Kerr, Principal, Aranguez Gov’t Primary School (left), greets Mr. William Roberts, Senior Manager, Technical Services Unit of EFCL.