New Golden Grove Secondary will have elevator for disabled students

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Some 900 East Coast Demerara students will have a brand new school to pursue their secondary education come May. The construction of the Golden Grove Secondary School is expected to be completed in another three weeks.

A side view of Golden Grove Secondary.

Following an extensive tour of the facility, Region Four’s Regional Executive Officer, Pauline Lucas noted her satisfaction with the work completed thus far. According to Lucas the old building originally accommodated 300 students, however the new school will house three times that number.

The $170Million structure will be equipped with a modern science lab, library, home economics department, home management unit, staff room and multi-purpose hall among other facilities.

REO Lucas also disclosed that the refurbished school will be equipped with an elevator for persons with disabilities.

“We opted to build an elevator as we recognised that with advancement in technology, we must be ready to also enhance the delivery of education while catering to the needs of all,” Lucas said.

Project Engineer, Wayne Newton, of Ivor Allen Contracting Services said that the works are on schedule to be completed next month.

“Right now, we are just putting on the final touches. We definitely will be completed by the middle of May.”


Site Supervisor Harry Persaud, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Pauline Lucas, Regional Democratic Council’s (RDC) Engineer, Elon Austin and Project Engineer, Ivor Allen Contracting Services, Wayne Newton.

(from left to right) Project Engineer, Ivor Allen Contracting Services, Wayne Newton along with Regional Executive Officer (REO) Pauline Lucas and Regional Democratic Council’s (RDC) Engineer, Elon Austin.


By: Neola Damon


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