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  • Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeny, said that more than $5 billion has been invested by the Fund in the upgrading of schools across the island over the past 19 years.
  • This includes providing classroom space, fencing, playground, sanitation and other required equipment.
  • He was speaking at a function in Troy, South Trelawny on Friday (November 6), where JSIF handed over four upgraded basic schools to the Ministry of Education.

Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeny, said that more than $5 billion has been invested by the Fund in the upgrading of schools across the island over the past 19 years.

This includes providing classroom space, fencing, playground, sanitation and other required equipment.

He was speaking at a function in Troy, South Trelawny on Friday, November 6, where JSIF handed over four upgraded basic schools to the Ministry of Education.

These are Clarence Brimm in Troy; Raymoth Notice in Joe Hut; Dutch Hill in Albert Town; as well as the Ulster Spring basic school.

Mr. Sweeny noted that the projects represent a total investment of $102 million and have resulted in expansion of early childhood space in South Trelawny, as well as improvement in amenities and facilities to aid the teaching and learning processes.

“This investment has seen the addition or seven classroom spaces, four fully equipped kitchens, four sick bays, two administrative areas, four sanitary facilities, sewer drainage systems, water tanks, pumps, perimeter fencing, 80 student tables and chairs, playground equipment, stoves and refrigerators and other equipment,” he informed.

The JSIF Managing Director said he is satisfied that residents of the communities where the schools are located have taken ownership of them and that the investment will be protected.