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Garcia: All schools will be ready in new Academic Year

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Education Minister Anthony Garcia has assured that government remains committed to providing quality education for all students.

As he addressed the issue of monies owed to local contractors and halted school repairs, he said government has been in talks with the Education Facilities Company Limited and has plans which would soon be acted on.

He did not elaborate as he said the issues would be discussed in Cabinet on Thursday but he stated that government is making the requisite steps to ensure that local contractors are paid monies owed to them.

"We all have an obligation to our contractors who we owe large amounts of money and I can tell you that we are having discussions at the level of the Ministry of Finance to see what can be done so that this large debt that is owed to our contractors could be discharged."

Despite the strained relationship between government and local contractors, he vowed that all schools will be open at the start of the new school term.

"At the beginning of the new academic year in September every school will be in a state of readiness to receive all our students, to receive all our teachers and to receive all those who operate within the school system."

The Education Minister Anthony Garcia visited schools in the St Patrick District, South Trinidad on Wednesday and spoke to reporters during a tour of the Penal Government Secondary School.

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