Thursday 17 October, 2019

PHOTOS: Calabar breaks ground for new gateway

(From left) Calabar High School Head Boy Andre McKenzie; Minister with responsibility for education Karl Samuda; former Prime Minister, Calabar past student PJ Patterson; Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams; Calabar Principal Albert Corcho; and Reverend Karl Johnson, chairman of the Calabar Old Boys' Association at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new gateway at the school. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

(From left) Calabar High School Head Boy Andre McKenzie; Minister with responsibility for education Karl Samuda; former Prime Minister, Calabar past student PJ Patterson; Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams; Calabar Principal Albert Corcho; and Reverend Karl Johnson, chairman of the Calabar Old Boys' Association at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new gateway at the school. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

The Calabar High School for boys is giving itself a facelift.

Come September, the students who attend the Red Hills Road, St Andrew-based institution will enter through a new gate.

And it will cost $17 million.

Construction of the new gate will be conducted by Tank Weld Ltd.

On hand for the groundbreaking ceremony at the school recently was former Prime Minister, PJ Patterson. He was delighted about the upgrade to his alma mater.

“The students must feel proud when they enter Calabar," Patterson said.

Also in attendance were Calabar old boys, Vin Lawrence and Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams.

“Calabar is a landmark and this will enhance the aesthetics of the Corporate Area,” Williams said.

The gate will be retrofitted with steel arches and will bear the school motto, the Utmost for the Highest. See more photos from the ceremony in the gallery below.

Calabar to get new gate

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