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Minister of Education and Youth, Maxine Henry-Wilson visited the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) on Thursday (May 25), to view the damage caused by a fire which affected the institution on May 24.
The fire severely damaged two rooms in the male dormitory of the college’s west campus and left two students hospitalised. The damage is estimated at $500 million.
During the visit, the Minister met with administrators and students to hear their concerns and discuss plans for the continuation of examinations, which the college was forced to delay.
Mrs. Henry-Wilson extended her sympathies to the injured students and assured the staff and student body of the full support of her Ministry during this difficult period.
She said CASE was an institution which was unique in its offerings and exhorted the students to also regard themselves as unique as they were a part of the 15 per cent of Jamaicans currently accessing tertiary education.
Declaring that this was a time for introspection from the Ministry of Education to examine how best the college could be served, Mrs. Henry-Wilson added that CASE must be projected as a disciplined institution where conflicts were settled peacefully.