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UNITYBasseterre, St. Kitts, December 12, 2018 (SKNIS): The imminent construction of the new state-of-the-art Basseterre High School (BHS) is one of the Government of National Unity’s major accomplishments, said Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris during his 2019 Budget Address on December 12.  

A major achievement by the Government of National Unity was to solve the ongoing problems associated with the BHS at its former compound in East Basseterre, which “became a health hazard causing physical and emotional harm to students and teachers at the school,” said the prime minister. 

Dr. Harris mentioned that the government sought the advice of technical persons and development advisors and planners to assist in finding an adequate site for a new BHS.

The new state-of-the-art, ultramodern school, will feature adequate space for learning and an extra-curricular programme.

The ultramodern high school will be located on about 14 acres of land at Pond’s Extension in East Basseterre. It will provide 32 classrooms, a music centre with two dedicated music room, at least four science labs and six computer labs, a dedicated lecture room, five dedicated vocational workshops, teachers’ lounge, counselling and health service facilities and an auditorium with seating capacity for a minimum of 1,200 persons, and upgraded sporting facilities to meet international standards. All floors and rooms of the new BHS will be accessible for wheelchair egress via code compliant ramps, while the amenities will cater to those who are differently abled.

“The new BHS will be a model for all to look at and copy, as the standard for quality education delivery in the 21st Century and beyond,” said the prime minister. “An ultramodern facility, thanks to Team Unity! This is progress. This will bring prosperity to the young people who will now be more securely anchored in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Arts and Sports.”

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