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  • A new high school will be opened in Mandeville later this year, two primary schools will be expanded and infrastructural works will be completed at the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School.
  • This was announced by Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, at an appreciation ceremony for immediate past Principal of the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School, Byron Farquharson.
  • Rev. Thwaites encouraged teachers to embrace the same values that they teach, so that children can emulate them, and stressed that parents have the greatest responsibility to guide the children, and not to leave them solely to the schools.

A new high school will be opened in Mandeville later this year,  two primary schools will be expanded and infrastructural works will be completed at the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School.

This was announced by Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, at an appreciation  ceremony  for immediate past Principal of the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School, Byron Farquharson, held on March 13, at the Kendal Conference Centre, in Manchester.

“We see the need for improving both primary places and high school places in  Manchester,” the Minister said.

“It is budgeted to ensure that two primary schools will receive considerable upgrading,  and we will enable one high school in Mandeville to take on stronger technical and vocational capacities, as the modern workforce demands that blend of academic subjects, and technical and vocational competencies,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Minister  called for the involvement of more fathers in the development process of their children, including their education. He noted that most of the children that are not doing well at schools, are those who do not have strong bonds with both parents.

Rev. Thwaites encouraged teachers to  embrace the same values that they teach, so that children can emulate them, and stressed  that parents have the greatest responsibility to guide the children, and not to leave them solely to the schools.

“The right of every child is to know their two natural parents, who have a responsibility to care for them.  So many of our boys don’t know who their fathers  are, or have never had an effective relationship with them; similarly, our girls are affected in their  development,” the Minister said.

“We need relations between mothers and fathers in order for our children to do well in school, and for the proper linkage between the teachers and the parents,” Rev. Thwaites emphasized.