Upgrading of facilities in Gozo schools is well underway
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The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, visited the Government Primary School in Qala, which is coming to the end of intensive maintenance and landscaping work within the school. These works included plastering and painting in the corridors and playgrounds of the school, changing the services of water and wastewater, as well as changing the tiles around the whole school. This intensive work was conducted during the summer holidays and during the Christmas breaks, to avoid any danger to pupils and staff as well as disruption to lessons.
Officials from the Division of Education within the Ministry for Gozo accompanied the Minister on her visit, together with the Head of School. They gave an account of work done so far , as well as giving details of what remains to be done. The Minister explained her satisfaction on how the section of education within the Ministry, is coordinating various works in all schools within the Gozo College. This enables them to achieve the targets in terms of current government policy on education. She went on to say that the Ministry for Gozo looks at the field of education as a key objective in its work. "It is therefore through the coordinated work of the section of education within the Ministry for Gozo, that they increasingly seek to improve the facilities within our schools," said Minister Debono.
Works taking place at the Qala primary school continued to change the environment and offers more security for students, although maintenance work is carried out regularly at the school. This year Qala school will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the official opening, which was held on the 27th of April 1960. For some time this school had also served as a an area of the catering school. This section was changed to the new institue of Tourism Studies through a project financed by the programme of the European Union’s structural funds for Malta 2004-2007.
Meanwhile work coordinated by the section of education within the Ministry for Gozo in recent months also included the primary schools of Victoria, Kercem, Zebbug, Gharb and Nadur. Among other works were the replacement of fixtures, a new roof and now the installation of new electricity and water services. This ensures that the facilities in schools in Gozo are increasingly improved to be able to cope with demand that is present in the educational field of the island.