BUCKLEY'S, Long Island -- A new technical block at the NGM Major High School will contribute to strengthening the teaching and learning processes of students at the institution, Public Work and Transport Minister the Hon Neko C Grant said.
The Government signed a contract for $292,940.44 with Lauren Knowles Construction Company for construction of restrooms and a two classroom technical blocks at the school.
“This building will serve as a much-needed addition to the existing school facilities in Long Island. It will undoubtedly enhance the school environment for both teachers and students.
“We in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport expect that the work undertaken will be of a consistently high standard. There are basically two things that we require of you: that the project is completed on time and the work is of quality. We also expect that the new technical block will be a facility in which the staff, students and parents of the NGM Major High School can take pride.
“We are so pleased that we can have this work done here on Long Island by Long Islanders therefore improving the economy of Long Island,” said Mr Grant.
The projected completion time of the project is six months.
In attendance at the ceremony on March 22 were Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon Lawrence Cartwright; Gordon Major, Acting Director of Public Works and Transport; Rodrick Bowe, Administrator and Ian Knowles, Chief Councillor.
Also present were students of NGM Major, parents, teachers and leading citizens of Long Island.
Mr Cartwright said the previous Home Economic Block that was demolished years ago brought many As and Bs in Food and Nutrition, Needle Craft and Dress.
“We are proposing to build on almost the same sight and we do trust that the blessings that were there before that made that ground holy, you students would continue to carry on those blessings and make that ground holy by bringing forth more great passes.”
He also acknowledged students who travel to North Long Island High school for classes in Needle Craft and Food and Nutrition.
“That shows your keen interest and the interest your parents have for you. We know that after this contract has been completed you will be able to carry out those studies right here on this campus,” Mr Cartwright added.
Photo 1: Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon Neko C Grant (2nd from left) presents a copy of the contract to construct a technical block at NGM Major High school to Lauren Knowles, contractor. Also pictured: Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Lawrence Cartwright and Gordon Major, Acting Director of Public Works and Transport. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)
Photo 2: Minister of Public Works and Transport the Hon Neko C Grant (centre) and Lauren Knowles sign a contract for the construction of a two-classroom technical block and bathrooms at NGM Major High school on Long Island on March 23. The Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon Lawrence Cartwright is shown looking on at right. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)
Photo 3: Long Island Local Government representatives including Chief Councillor Ian Knowles point out the area for the construction of bathrooms and a new technical block at NGM Major High school to Minister of Public Works and Transport the Hon Neko Grant (far right) on March 23. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)
Photo 4: Shannon Knowles (left) and Brittany Cartwright students of NGM Major High School perform a musical selection in Spanish at the contract signing ceremony for new bathrooms and a technical block at the school on March 23. Minister of Public Works and Transport the Hon Neko Grant is pictured seated behind the students. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)