Local August 19, 2013 | 5:01 pm

Dominican Republic gets its first full-day public school

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina on Monday headed the ceremony to inaugurate the 2013-2014 school year, and officially inaugurated the opening of the country’s first full-day public school.

Medina also cut the ribbon for the Mother Teresa High School, which has 17 classrooms built at a cost of R$54.6 million and also reopened the Montellano Elementary School’s 22 classrooms, rebuilt at a cost of RD$25.6 million.

In the keynote speech, Education minister Carlos Amarante said the Government spent RD$6.8 billion to prepare the current school year and ensure quality education.

The official added that the money went to build, refurbish, expand and maintain schools, repair and buy school furniture, supplies, teaching materials, books and uniforms for students, among other details.

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