Officials failed to address health concerns at Antigua State College months after a report was submitted by the Central Board of Health.
The school will form part of the UWI Campus which officials hope to will be the fourth landed campus in September.
Chief Health Inspector, Sharon Martin told state media a health inspection conducted at the Golden Grove Campus last November revealed “Infestations with rodents, termites, ants and mosquitoes”.
“When we did the assessment of the buildings, we found they were in a state of disrepair”, she said.
Principal, Hyram Forde reportedly saw the report but did not implement the recommendations to address the issues.
Rather, the college simply forwarded the document to the Ministry of Education.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Rosa Greenaway said the report was sent to her with a note saying, “Please find for… your kind attention and necessary action, a report received from the Central Board of Health regarding the Antigua State College”.
“What necessary action am I to take as a Permanent Secretary, with you a management at the Antigua State College?”, she asked.
The unaddressed health issues eventually led to recent industrial action at the institution.
Greenaway said Public Works was called in to address some of the issues this week.
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