Providenciales, 16 Sept 2015 – Education Minister, Akierra Missick set the record straight about upgrades at the Clement Howell and Long Bay High schools; she explained, “There have been issues with receiving bids for the Clement Howell High science block repairs.” She stated that the Ministry is now awaiting the next step as they have followed, to a ‘T’, the public procurement process, which has started and is successfully completed for the new block.
It was also explained that the Long Bay High School was due to be completed by October 2015, but the late awarding of the contract prevented it. The Minister admitted that it was hoped the work would have been done for a September opening of phase one of the second government high school in Provo.
Minister Missick also dismissed the charge that the delayed opening date reflects failure. The Deputy Premier emphasized that ‘failure’ would be having business continue as usual and assured the Speaker, that that is not the case in relation to the completion of work at Long Bay High School.
Currently the first formers of the LBHS are attending classes at Clement Howell High until their school is completed.