Missing scaffolding at South East Secondary School, Port of Spain, was responsible for the incomplete work at the school over the weekend and the early dismissal of school on Monday, the Ministry of Education’s media relations coordinator Yolanda Morales-Carvalho explained yesterday.
“South East was supposed to open on Monday, but what happened was when they (teachers and students) got there they realised that the yard had not been cleared of debris, as well as one or two repairs that need to be completed on the roof was not done.
“When we (the Ministry) investigated we realised that the principal did not report to us an incident that occurred over the weekend, where the contractor was finishing the work on the roof and the scaffolding was removed and the workers were left on the roof and the scaffolding just disappeared. I believe that police is investigating and that was the main keep-back for Monday,” she said.
Morales-Carvalho said the school is ready and will be reopened today.
However, they were not sure how soon the problem would be rectified as Ministry officials were yesterday dealing with the issues affecting Malick Secondary School.