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Cabinet has approved a proposal from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture for the erection of an $18 million four-classroom block at St. Jago High School in St. Catherine.
Speaking at a post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House yesterday (August 9), Minister of Information, Senator Burchell Whiteman, informed that the Ministry had identified the need for additional classroom space in certain “pressure points in the system”.
“One of them is St. Catherine, where a significant number of high school places is now absolutely necessary,” he pointed out.
Senator Whiteman further informed that the Ministry, in working to provide addition classroom space across the island, had began to enter into construction contracts for Lacovia High School in St. Elizabeth, Charlemount High in St. Catherine, and Port Antonio High in Portland.
Cabinet is also awaiting a proposal for the creation of a nine-classroom block at Jose Marti High in St. Catherine.
Senator Whiteman explained that the approval would allow the Ministry to proceed with its programme to provide the necessary space for students, who have been successful in their Grade Six Achievement (GSAT) Examinations.