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more being built. Seven
secondary schools were
also built and nine more
are in progress.
Acting PM Errol
McLeod also addressed
teachers and students,
cautioning the young-
sters to make full use of
the opportunities avail-
able to them.
"Students, you need
to take advantage of the
"You do not want
tomorrow to come and
you have to regret the
opportunities you had,"
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Primary School cost
taxpayers $25.8 million
and was completed in
just 14 months.
Dr Tim Gopeesingh said
so at the opening of the
new school on Wednes-
day in St Margaret s Vil-
lage, Claxton Bay.
Also present at the
opening was MP for the
area and Labour Minis-
ter Errol McLeod.
"Today I am proud to
say in Union, you have
a school where con-
struction began a year
ago," said Gopeesingh,
"and has already been
completed at a cost of
$25.8 million, VAT and
Gopeesingh said the
total building covered
2,200 square metres
and had a student
capacity of 420 pupils,
He boasted since the
People s Partnership
came into government,
repairs had been carried
out at more than 650
schools across the
"From July 2010 to
October 2012, repairs
and maintenance have
been carried out in over
650 schools at a cost of
$340 million," he said.
He said those repairs,
in addition to works
done by other ministries
in the PP administra-
tion, rejuvenated the
"For these repairs, the
ministry used over 450
small, medium and
creating thousands of
jobs," he added.
He said 32 Early
Childhood Care and
Education (ECCE) cen-
tres were also con-
structed, with 20 still
There were 11 primary
Costs taxpayers $25.8m
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