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Education officials here are yet to confirm reports that the George Charles Secondary School will be phased out by the start of the new academic year.

Students at the Cul De Sac based learning institution were relocated to the Jon Odlum Secondary School on a temporary basis in August last year.

The move came as Ministry of education officials sought to address health and safety issues at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and to provide temporary accommodation to the staff and students of the College.

An assessment conducted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) had revealed that many of the College’s buildings have air quality issues and are infested with mold and termites. The cost of addressing these issues at the College, at the time, was estimated to be in excess of EC$3 million.

There has been no change in the arrangement, eight months after the move. While Ministry officials are yet to comment on the situation, a source has informed that the phasing out of the George Charles Secondary school is not a far-fetched idea.

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