The Ministry of Education says all is set to ensure a seamless start to the New School Year.
The 2019/20 Academic year starts in two weeks.
According to Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr. Grace McLean, already funds have been disbursed for the renovation of several institutions and the acquisition of furniture and other equipment.
“I can comfortably say that we are going to have a smooth start to the New School Year. Funds are out for the fixing up of schools that need to be fixed up – the bathrooms, canteens, the windows and the painting of the classrooms.
“I can assure you that we have already started the delivery of furniture and the provision of funds for those who need to buy at the local level,” she said.
The ministry is working to fill vacant posts for principals, the Acting Permanent Secretary added.
Dr. Mclean made the statement while speaking at the Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners’ Primary Exit Profile (PEP) awards ceremony at the Port Rhoades Sports Club, in Discovery Bay, St. Ann on Thursday, August 15.
Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners awarded 65 bursaries valued at $25,000 each to PEP students from 32 primary and preparatory schools in areas it operates.