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  • Chairman of the Foundation, Hon. R. Danny Williams, at the opening of their new state-of-the-art musuem, disclosed that the millions were spent in upgrading the facilities of the prestigious Old Hope Road-based institution.
  • Mr. Williams used the opportunity to thank the hundreds of past students, who have been contributing over the years and encouraged them to continue giving back to the institution to foster the growth and development of future generations.
  • Giving an update on projects being undertaken by the foundation, Mr. Williams informed that work is well underway to upgrade the basketball court, including installing a rubberised surface, at a cost of $3 million.

Over the past nine years, the Jamaica College (JC) Foundation has invested over $400 million in upgrading the facilities of the prestigious Old Hope Road-based institution.

This was disclosed by Chairman of the Foundation, Hon. R. Danny Williams on August 28, at the official opening of a state-of-the-art museum on the grounds of the school.

“This has been in the form of both cash and kind…There is an awful lot of kind that has gone on that we don’t actually have a physical record of,” he said.

Mr. Williams used the opportunity to thank the hundreds of past students, who have been contributing over the years and encouraged them to continue giving back to the institution to foster the growth and development of future generations.

“It’s been marvellous the support we have had and the support I know we will continue getting,” he stated.

Giving an update on projects being undertaken by the foundation, Mr. Williams informed that work is well underway to upgrade the basketball court, including installing a rubberised surface, at a cost of $3 million.

Also, he said, the architectural plans for the dormitory have been completed and approved by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC); and work will be done to improve the playing field.

Jamaica College is one of the oldest high schools in Jamaica. It is an all male institution with a student population of just under 1900.