The highly touted and much-anticipated expansion work on the University of the West Indies Five Island Camps will begin in the second quarter of this year, says Prime Minister Gaston Browne
The government recently signed a loan agreement to the time of US$80 million with the Saudi Fund for Development to expand the campus
The government had indicated early on, that the loan will help expand the physical infrastructure of the campus to meet the growing demand for access to tertiary education for Antiguans and Barbudans, OECS nationals, and students beyond our region.
The project includes the construction of student housing, teaching, and research facilities, libraries, a sports complex, and administrative buildings, among others.
Meanwhile, PM Browne said from that money, US$5 million has been allocated to build a new primary school in Five Islands.
“The Minister responsible for Education, the Honourable Member for St. John’s Rural South, chairs a committee responsible for advancing implementation of this project. It is expected that construction work will begin by the second quarter of this year,” he said.
Other projects in education include major repairs on the Irene B Williams Secondary School and completing rehabilitation of the Boys Training School.