Clean up operations continue at the El Dorado East Secondary School

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March 18, 2016: Clean up operations have begun at the El Dorado East Secondary School after a fire broke out on Thursday March 17th, 2016 at approximately 1.45 pm. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.


Initial reports indicate the fire took place in the ceiling of a Form Four classroom located at Block E, Room 41 and was subsequently contained by security officials who were alerted and responded with fire extinguishers. Firefighters then managed to extinguish the fire.


Students from Forms 1 to 4 who occupy Block E were asked to stay away from classes today as there is water damage in the adjacent classrooms. However, students writing mock examinations were asked to attend classes.


The Ministry of Education is continuing investigations into the incident and takes seriously any damage to school property which can cause endangerment to the lives of students and teachers.


For further information please contact:

The Communications Division

Ministry of Education



El Dorado East Secondary School
Ministry of Education
Minister of Education
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