The Director of Education Clare Browne said the completion in the upgrade of several Secondary Schools on the island is schedule to be completed by the first half of the new school term.
Initially, it was indicated the that the expansion and upgrade of the five selected secondary schools will be completed and ready for occupancy by the beginning of the new school term in September.
According to Browne, the initial hope will not be realised due to the complex process involved as well as minor delays.
The Director of Education also addressed the issue of overcrowding in the nation’s schools. He said the issue is a result of parents wanting their children to attend schools mostly in the urban areas.
He said the upgrade currently being carried out on many of the secondary schools will hopefully provide some sort of relief.
The Education official went on to state that the Five Island facility will be used for the University of Antigua and Barbuda and not a secondary school as it is a decision of the government and is part of their plan for the education system in the country.
The first reading of the bill for the University of Antigua and Barbuda is schedule to