PN accuses the Government of ignoring Gozo Primary School issues
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The PN has said in a statement has accused the Government of “continuing to ignore the Gozo primary school in Victoria, which should have been completed four years ago.”
It said that “excessive delays by the Government to build this new school, and the acute lack of maintenance in the old school are creating additional hazards to the health and safety of children and teachers.”
“This delay was due to the Labour Government changing the original plans of the PN Government, however, finally they have had to revert back to these plans,” stated the PN.
“The Government is totally ignoring teachers, students and Gozitan parents,” the PN said, “when for years they have been promised that a new school will be built in Victoria, despite the structural problems in the current old school, which are a threat to children’s safety.”
PN concluded by saying that the Government had promised that the new Primary School would be ready in 2015, and parents and teachers are still asking when it will be built.
According to Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo speaking in December 2017, proposed plans for a new Primary School to be built in Victoria, were submitted to the Planning Authority on the 4th of December of that year.
He was answering a Parliamentary Question put forward by the Gozitan Nationalist Party MP Chris Said.
The Minister also said in his reply that the new school would be built as an extension to the educational complex in Triq l-Ewropa, Victoria and that work was “expected to begin towards the end of 2018.”