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  • A total of $290 million has been set aside for the construction of additional classrooms at several secondary schools across the island.
  • The project, which is contained in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, seeks to alleviate the shift system and overcrowding in high schools.
  • Financing, which is being provided through the Consolidated Fund, will go towards the completion of projects that are required based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the schools and the Ministry of Education.

A total of $290 million has been set aside for the construction of additional classrooms at several secondary schools across the island.

The project, which is contained in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, seeks to alleviate the shift system and overcrowding in high schools.

Financing, which is being provided through the Consolidated Fund, will go towards the completion of projects that are required based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the schools and the Ministry of Education.

Schools slated for expansion this year include Papine High; Vauxhall High; Norman Manley High; Albert Town High; Cedric Titus High; Bellevue High; Porus High; Muschette High; and Donald Quarrie High.

Works will also be carried out at Old Harbour High; Maggoty High; Mount. St. Joseph Catholic High School; and Belair School.

The project is being implemented by the National Education Trust.