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  • Students at Cumberland High School, in St. Catherine, will be given recognition for their knowledge of the Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan.
  • This will be done through a Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Citizenship Incentive Awards Programme.
  • Under the programme, students will focus on fostering a secure, cohesive and just environment, as outlined in the Vision 2030, Goal number two which speaks to security, safety, and effective governance.

Students at Cumberland High School, in St. Catherine, will be given recognition for their knowledge of the Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan through a Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Citizenship Incentive Awards Programme.

Under the programme, students will focus on fostering a secure, cohesive and just environment, as outlined in Goal number two of Vision 2030 which speaks to security, safety, and effective governance.

The school will be assisted by the PIOJ, in the promotion of positive values, appreciation of Jamaica’s cultural heritage, and initiatives to make the institution a school of choice.

On June 18, as part of inculcating awareness of national development issues, students will participate in a quiz and debating competition, where they will be rewarded for their understanding.

Speaking at the launch held on Monday, June 9, at the school, where a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), was signed with the PIOJ, Deputy Director General at the agency, Richard Lumsden, said the students will benefit from transformational values.

Adding that the future belongs to the students who will benefit from the initiative, Mr. Lumsden noted that in another 16 years, they will be in leadership positions, and in “the workforce, and it will be they who will take up the work of building the country and leading the process of making Vision 2030 a reality.”

Vice Principal, Maureen Nelson, said the school has taken on the programme with a clear goal of placing the students at the centre of knowledge gaining, and character development.

“So this partnership is extremely important to us, it is a way of saying to our students that ‘we appreciate your hard work’ Cumberland High School will become the school of choice for Portmore,” Miss Nelson said.