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The Mt. Peto Primary School in Hanover is to be refurbished and expanded at a cost of $13.7 million.
A contract for the project was signed on Friday, April 7, at the school, between the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the contracting company, Building Innovation Company Ltd.
The scope of the work includes expansion of the school, to include four additional classrooms, and the refurbishing of the existing school. In addition, four teacher’s desks, chairs, cupboards and 160 dual desks/benches will be provided. It is expected that the 300 students and 8 members of staff at the institution will be much more comfortable when the work is completed within the next four months.
Addressing the contract signing ceremony, Human Resource Manager at JSIF, Grace Ann Miller, pointed out that the Mt. Peto School contract was the 10th the organization was signing for the week. She said that all 10 contracts had a total value of approximately $92 million.
She pointed out that nine of the contracts were school projects, spanning construction, equipment, rehabilitation and sanitation.
“At JSIF, we believe in the value of education, and recognize that for many Jamaicans this is the only way they will be able to improve themselves and become productive citizens who will contribute to the growth of the nation. That is the reason why the majority of our budget has always gone towards the education sector,” she said.
Mrs. Miller pointed out that since its inception 10 years ago, JSIF has approved some 858 projects islandwide, reflecting an investment of more than $4.36 billion, with $1.8 billion of that amount invested in education.
Member of Parliament for Eastern Hanover, Barrington Grey, called on residents of Mt. Peto to co-operate with the contractors to ensure the timely completion of the project. Mr. Grey also implored the residents to protect the facility when the work is completed.

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