Antigua State College Ready To Host Students But Not Staff


According to the General Secretary of the Antigua Trades & Labour Union (AT&LU), Hugh Joseph, the school’s infrastructure as far as students are concerned, seems ready, but he is unsure about the administrative staff.

With a fast approaching 2019/2020 academic year, trade union officials are unsatisfied with the condition of the administrative building at the Antigua State College (ASC).

“The conditions that the administrative staff are made to sit in [are] deplorable. We are concerned that the institution opens shortly and based on what we are seeing here today, while there have been accommodations made for students, there is a serious concern as it relates to accommodating the staff,” Joseph said.

Hugh revealed that a letter was sent, addressing the unsuitable conditions of the adminstrative building, to the Principal [of ASC] and copied to the Permanent Secretary [Ministry of Education, Science and Technology] since April. However, this letter did not received any acknowledgment.

In light of the hurricane season, there were even concerns about the status of the building and Joseph shared his concerns as well as suggestions with representatives from the Ministry of Education and Public Works

“We had made some suggestions as to temporary accommodations. Not even that was looked at. Even if you had put those in place and you take off the roof when a hurricane comes, all you would have happening is just the place getting wet. But now, you’re talking about possibly taking off the roof and there is no place to accommodate staff,” he explained.

Also on the ASC walkthrough was the General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Public Service Association (ABPSA), Janela Evanson, who voiced concerns for the safety of the staff and appeals to leadership to give a response to the matter and relocate staff to areas that are safe for them.



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  1. Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. I heard the top dawg on his radio station months ago responding to comments I made about the deplorable condition the State Collage was in he said I was chatting crap, he said all construction at the Antigua State College was complete now look at this, king liar lies catching up with him.

    • He has bigger fishes to fry

      ASC…. doesnt drive monies into his pocket UWI will under the guise of CIP AND ” contributions” where he can use uwi as a place to hide his monies ahemmmmm DONATIONS….

      YOU DNT HAVE PENIONSERS. ONIES but you had 17 million to start uwi off…where the government found that stash gasty?…

  2. thats why i didnt finish years ago parents save your cash and send your kids to another Caribbean country or states to study

  3. Why do all buildings owned by the State fall into disrepair.Then they would go and rent like crazy.I remembered Gaston Browne on the political campaign trail said that rental would be a thing of the past.However,based on what I am hearing.The Government rental bill is out of this world.Where one building is renting for $60,000 EC per month or $720,000 EC Per Annum.Talking about wastes that is waste.We the people should demand to see the lists of Building being leased by the Government and from whom.Also a public list of the amount being paid for each rental property.Some of you would piss in your pants.After you would have seen those figures.

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