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  • Ewarton High School in St. Catherine is to receive special attention from the Education Ministry, to improve its academic performance.
  • “This is a classic example of the new funding policy that we have articulated, where schools like these have to be identified by the Ministry, and targeted with additional support, so they can raise their performance,” said the Minister, while on a tour of the school on June 10.
  • Meanwhile, Principal of the school, Jacqueline Simpson-Huntley, said she is happy that the Ministry will be giving priority to the school. “We really need the special attention,” she added.

Ewarton High School in St. Catherine is to receive special attention from the Education Ministry, to improve its academic performance.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the school represents one of the cases that will have to be looked at “very carefully”, due to the many students on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH).

“This is a classic example of the new funding policy that we have articulated, where schools like these have to be identified by the Ministry, and targeted with additional support, so they can raise their performance,”  said the Minister, while on a tour of the school on June 10.

Senator Reid, who also participated in the handover of $1.5 million from Wisynco to the school, for winning the Cran WATA School Spirit Competition, encouraged the students to take inspiration from that success in charting a vision for higher achievement.

He also commended the school for planning to invest a part of the money in a farming project.

“If we all are producing and operating at our full potential, Jamaica’s full potential will be realised,” the Minister told the audience.

Meanwhile, Principal of the school, Jacqueline Simpson-Huntley, said she is happy that the Ministry will be giving priority to the school. “We really need the special attention,” she added.