Below is the full statement:
The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training wishes to inform the public about the situation that resulted in the temporary closure of The Alleyne School on September 21, 2022.
As a result of high gusts, galvanise sheets were observed lifting off the roof of the library block at The Alleyne School at approximately 8:15 am. Immediately, emergency procedures were put in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff who gathered at the emergency point by the schools’ sports hall and playing field. The school was subsequently closed to ensure the safety of students and staff on the compound.
The company that had been contracted by the Board of Management to complete the roofing was contacted, arrived on site almost immediately and assessed the situation. Based on their findings, the company began corrective action on the roof. They have assured the principal and the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training that the work will be completed by the end of today.
School for all students and staff at The Alleyne School will resume tomorrow, September 22, 2022. (BGIS)