Blaze at Charlieville primary school
THE section of the Charlieville Presbyterian Primary School that is used by Standard Five pupils preparing for the Secondary Entrance Examination was destroyed by fire yesterday.
None of the students’ records needed for the exam were damaged by the blaze, the Sunday Express learnt.
Minister of Education Dr Tim Goopeesingh, Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan and Chaguanas West Member of Parliament Jack Warner all visited the school yesterday following the 1 p.m. blaze.
Security guards at the school saw smoke coming from the Standard Five department and alerted fire officials.
Eyewitnesses said the firemen’s swift response helped save the other parts of the school building.
The cost of damage and cause of the fire are yet to be ascertained.
The school is expected to be in operation on Ash Wednesday.
Arrangements are being made to have the SEA pupils housed at the ASJA educational complex at Charlieville.
A new Charlieville Presbyterian Primary School was built in 2011.
The over $3 million pre-engineered building was constructed by the Education Facilities Company Ltd (EFCL) to hold 265 pupils.