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$62 Million for Islington Early Childhood Institution

Cabinet has approved the sum of $62.06 million to complete construction of the Islington Early Childhood Institution in St. Mary. Construction is to be undertaken by Howard Construction Company Limited. When completed, the school will be a standard for modern … Continued


Education Minister Outlines Literacy Policy

Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, has reiterated the Government’s decision, that no child will be allowed to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), without achieving mastery on the Grade Four Literacy Test. Mr. Holness, who outlined the new … Continued


36 Students Awarded Scholarships by JNBS

Thirty-six outstanding secondary and tertiary-level students were today (Sept. 13) presented with scholarships, bursaries and book grants by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS). Of the recipients were 27 secondary school students, comprising employees’ children and the country’s top performers … Continued


Victoria Town Primary School Gets Enrichment Centre

An Enrichment Centre was handed over to the Victoria Town Primary School, Manchester, by the Digicel Foundation on Thursday (September 10). Digicel refurbished and equipped the Centre, in partnership with the Education Transformation Team, at a cost of $2 million. … Continued


Nain Basic School to be Renovated

Cabinet has approved the award of a contract valued at $72.59 million for the renovation of the Nain Basic School and construction of the St. Elizabeth Early Childhood Resource Centre, both in St. Elizabeth. The contract has been awarded to … Continued


Smooth Start to School Year in Region Four

The 2009/10 academic year got off to a smooth start in Region Four yesterday (Sept. 7), with all 163 institutions in the parishes of Trelawny, St. James, Hanover, and Westmoreland, opening their doors to accommodate students. Checks made by JIS … Continued

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