ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday September 3, 2015 – Antigua and Barbuda is stepping up for Dominica. Education Minister Michael Browne has disclosed that Dominican students who were in Antigua and Barbuda over the summer holidays, will be now be allowed to continue their education within the public schools in his country.
This courtesy is being extended to students who were vacationing in Antigua & Barbuda during the passage of Erika, and also to those who arrived no earlier than three months before Erika passed through.
The situation in Dominica presently is that 75 schools are under review following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. Many of these schools are being used to house citizens who have had to be relocated due to the need to evacuate some destroyed villages.
Education Minister in Dominica, Petter Saint Jean, recently announced that the opening of the school year was being pushed back. However, teachers and school heads in Dominica are being requested to report to work to assist with the clean-up process.
Antigua's Education Minister, Browne, said in a statement released to the media that; "that school-aged Dominican nationals, whose educational institutions remained closed, would get the opportunity to be assigned to public schools where space is available, until the end of the first term in December."