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More than R100 million injected in various educational infrastructure | 19 November 2019

More than R100 million injected in various educational infrastructure

Ministry officials giving details of the various projects

Ahead of the December school holidays, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development have met the press to give a detailed report on ongoing projects in 2019. The principal secretary, Dr Odile de Commarmond, the director general of early childhood Cyril Pillay, the special advisor to the Minister Merida Delcy and Jones Belmont, the consultant project of the MEERD, talked about the various projects.

 

Civil Works undertaken for approximately R90 million

Anse Aux Pins Primary: Boundary wall & renovation works (on-going)       

Pointe Larue primary & crèche: Roofing & tiling works, supply and fix aluminium windows and doors for air-tightening and plumbing works

Plaisance primary: General renovation works.             

Total contract sum amounts to R4 million, Indian Grant R2 million and R2.1 million from government (Work on-going)

Plaisance secondary: General rehabilitation works                                                  

La Rosière crèche: Improve recreational grounds

Tiling and paint works in 7 crèches: Anse Etoile; Grand Anse Mahé; Takamaka; La Rosière, English River, Les Mamelles, Plaisance, Pointe Larue

Baie Lazare primary & crèche: Rehabilitation works (on-going)                       

Belonie: Emergency works – Relocated to NISTI (Bel Ombre)

La Rosière: Emergency works – Relocated to Belonie secondary school

Mont Fleuri primary: Remedial work and extension (new block)

Perseverance crèche: Tiling and upgrading work to improve ventilation

Cascade primary: Improvement of crèche and administration block and renovation of old toilet blocks at the primary school

La Rosière crèche: Improvement of recreational grounds

Grand Anse Praslin primary and crèche: Additional block for primary and renovation work to accommodate crèche

Praslin secondary school: Construction of new block and upgrading of toilet blocks

Au Cap: General renovation and upgrading of toilets, air tightening, re-roofing, renovation of drain, upgrading of floor lobby area, external painting and renovation of security kiosk.

Anse Royale secondary: Boundary wall, plumbing system, rehabilitation of classrooms, administration block, staffroom and resource room, external painting, air tightening, repairs of staircase and links.

La Retraite primary: Upgrading of tuck-shop

 

Perseverance primary: Mould treatment

Port Glaud primary: Replacement of chain-link fence

Anse Boileau secondary: New block: construction of dining room and classrooms.

Beau Vallon secondary: Renovation of admin block and all classrooms, upgrading of TE block and connection of septic tank onto the sewage system

Mont Fleuri secondary: Upgrading of five science labs and provision of furniture, upgrading of 2 toilet blocks and upgrading of admin block, library and staffroom

SBSA: Renovation works in offices and replacement of windows to aluminium

SIAD: Extensive repairs to roof

SIAH: Relocation works at Grand Anse Mahé primary school and at Anse Boileau agricultural centre to accommodate SIAH

SITE: Upgrading of four toilet blocks for students and eight individual toilets for staff

Youth Hostel: Renovation works on six blocks. Works awarded

Water Tanks Project: Installation of water tanks in crèches, primary and secondary schools

 

Electrical works for a total of R11 million were conducted in the following schools

Baie Lazare primary; Mont Fleuri secondary; English River secondary; Plaisance primary; Grand Anse Mahé primary; Glacis primary; Anse Boileau primary; Pointe Larue primary; Plaisance secondary; Au Cap primary; Perseverance primary; Anse Royale secondary; Anse Royale crèche; Bel Eau primary; Sals; SIAD and Takamaka primary

 

INDIAN GRANT Project Name: Construction of Boundary Wall and Drive-way at Anse Boileau Secondary School

Contract Amount: R2,383,422.50

Details of Work: Boundary wall around the school, drive-way to the dining block, pedestrian pavements, drainage channels, raising the level of the playing area

 

  1. Project Name: General Renovation at English River Secondary School

Contract Amount: R2,177,780

Details of work: Floor screeding; replacement of the ceiling boards; reinstatement of windows and burglar proofing; changing of doors; general painting; electrical fittings; replacement of blackboards, soft-boards and white boards

 

  1. Project Name: General Renovation Works at Grand Anse Praslin Primary School

Contract Amount: R1,747,734

Details of work: Supply and installation of aluminium windows on the P3/P4 block; reinstatement of ceiling; floor screeding; repairs in the washrooms; general painting; electrical fittings; replacement of blackboards, soft boards and white boards

 

  1. Project Name: General Renovation Works and External Court at Mont Fleuri Secondary School

Contract Amount: R2,433,192.25

Details of work: Floor screeding; replacement of the ceiling boards; reinstatement of windows and burglar proofing; changing of doors; general painting; electrical fittings; replacement of blackboards, soft-boards and white boards; construction of an external court. The scope of the works is only limited to S3-S5 and S1-S2 blocks

 

 

  1. Project Name: General Renovation Works at Plaisance Primary School and Crèche

Contract Amount: The cost for general renovation works at Plaisance primary school and crèche is R4,004,114.60

Details of work: Floor screeding; replacement of the ceiling boards; reinstatement of windows and burglar proofing; changing of doors; general painting; electrical fittings; replacement of blackboards, soft-boards and white boards; sanitary ware; construction of 470m boundary wall and emergency gates; covered walkway between the primary school and the crèche

 

  1. Procurement of fence for schools                                         R3 million

NOTE: Total value of Indian Grant projects is R15,746,243.35. (From India we received R12,314,541.93. Government to cover shortfall of R3,431,741.42)

 

The upcoming Projects for 2020

 

  1. Construction of the new Anse Royale Crèche                                                                  
  2. Reconstruction of La Digue School                                                                                        
  3. Building of new block at the School for the Exceptional Child                               
  4. Roofing works at SBSA

 

  1. Construction of new block at Belonie secondary school
  2. Re-construction of La Rosière primary school
  3. Construction of TVET School
  4. Construction of School of Agriculture (SIAH)
  5. Construction of SBSA and SIAD

“The ministry has invested a lot in the improvement of the learning environment, which we hope will contribute towards enhancement of students’ performance.  We also hope that there is appreciation for all the effort put on the part of the schools and community. In addition, the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development would like to thank all its partners who have contributed one way or another for the betterment of infrastructure in our schools, under the banner of 'Education - A Shared Responsibility'” concluded Dr. De Commarmond.

 

 

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