MIRAMICHI (GNB) – An addition to Max Aitken Academy will be constructed to provide more classroom space for students.

“I am excited to make this announcement,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “I am pleased to see these strategic investments being made to benefit our children and our communities.”

The addition to the building will include five classrooms and a project work area.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $2 million. Design work is underway and construction is expected to begin in late summer. The project is expected to be complete in June 2018.

“Your government is proud to be investing in the priorities of New Brunswickers,” said Fraser. “Ensuring that we have the appropriate infrastructure in place to serve current and future students is important as we work together to implement our 10-year education plans.”

The government’s 10-year education plans aim to improve educational outcomes and better prepare young people for the future. They set objectives in priority areas to create lifelong learners, support educational leaders and bring stability to the system.