Ground Broken for $49 Million Expansion of Brown’s Hall Primary School

Photo: Dave Reid Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine, Dr. the Hon Christopher Tufton (left), takes part in the breaking of ground for the $49-million expansion of the Brown’s Hall Primary School in the parish on December 20. The $49-million project is being undertaken by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). Principal of the school, Barrington Mighton (centre); and Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, also participate in the ground breaking.

Story Highlights

  • Under the project, financed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), 12 new classrooms will be built, a multipurpose court, kitchen and tuck shop, paved driveway, and disability access ramps, and a new perimeter fence erected.
  • Dr. Tufton, who is Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine, where the school is located, noted the importance of education in preparing children to become worthwhile citizens and lead the country’s advancement.
  • The 80-year-old school was built in 1936, and the upgrading work will enable the institution to meet the operational standards of the Ministry of Education and better serve the community.

Work is set to commence on the $49-million expansion of the Brown’s Hall Primary School in St. Catherine, which will create much-needed space for the more than 350 students at the institution.

Under the project, financed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), 12 new classrooms will be built, a multipurpose court, kitchen and tuck shop, paved driveway, and disability access ramps, and a new perimeter fence erected.

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion project on Tuesday (December 20), Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said the success of the project depends largely on the contribution from the residents of the community.

“When the project is completed, the onus is going to be on the community to make sure it is protected and… used for the purpose for which it was constructed,” he said.

Dr. Tufton, who is Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine,

where the school is located, noted the importance of education in preparing children to become worthwhile citizens and lead the country’s advancement.

In his remarks, Principal of the school, Barrington Mighton, encouraged the residents to value the investment in their community, which will enable children to learn at an improved facility.

The 80-year-old school was built in 1936, and the upgrading work will enable the institution to meet the operational standards of the Ministry of Education and better serve the community.

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