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  • The Ministry of Education is reporting that it is 95 per cent ready for the start of the 2014/15 academic year, which gets underway on Monday, September 1.
  • Chief Education Officer in the Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, said the level of readiness that schools are in, is due to a proactive approach which was taken to begin the process at the start of the previous school year.
  • She pointed out that the Ministry is on the verge of delivering the last set of high school books and furniture to schools.

The Ministry of Education is reporting that it is 95 per cent ready for the start of the 2014/15 academic year, which gets underway on Monday, September 1.

In an interview with JIS News, Chief Education Officer in the Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, said the level of readiness that schools are in, is due to a proactive approach which was taken to begin the process at the start of the previous school year.

Dr. McLean noted that a lot of work has been done. “We are getting there. We are at least 95 per cent complete in terms of preparation,” she added.

She pointed out that the Ministry is on the verge of delivering the last set of high school books and furniture to schools.

“Just about the last 5 per cent (of books) will be delivered during the course of this week. We are also completing the delivery of furniture to some of our schools and we expect to complete that within the course of this week as well,” Dr. McLean said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry has already distributed maintenance grants and subventions to meet the costs associated with repair and other preparatory works which have been done.

Dr. McLean said all students have already been placed, and during this week, schools should complete their registration ahead of next week’s start of classes.

“We are at an advanced stage of readiness and we are looking forward to an excellent start of the 2014/15 school year,” she said.