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  • Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, in St. James, is to benefit from a Diagnostic and Early Childhood Centre, to complement its preparation of trained teachers with specialization in Early Childhood and Special Education.
  • To this end, Cabinet has approved a contract to Food for the Poor for the construction of the Centre at a cost of $50.64 million.
  • The facility will have three diagnostic classrooms, an assessment room, a multi-purpose auditorium and other amenities. Construction is expected to be completed in this Fiscal year.

Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, in St. James, is to benefit from a Diagnostic and Early Childhood Centre, to complement its preparation of trained teachers with specialization in Early Childhood and Special Education.

To this end, Cabinet has approved a contract to Food for the Poor for the construction of the Centre at a cost of $50.64 million.

“Presently, there is only one public educational institution for children with special needs across the parishes of Trelawny, St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland, namely the Llandilo School of Special Education,” Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, noted.

She was speaking at  a Jamaica House media briefing, held at the Office of the Prime Minister on October 28.

The Minister said that construction of this additional facility at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College is expected to ease the current overcrowding and long waiting period, which children in need of this service must undergo.

The facility will have three diagnostic classrooms, an assessment room, a multi-purpose auditorium and other amenities. Construction is expected to be completed in this Fiscal year.