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  • Two primary schools in Trelawny, Warsop and Troy, have received $100,000 each, courtesy of the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA).
  • The money was presented during a church service at the William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Trelawny, on May 3, to launch Education Week 2015.
  • Each school received $50,000 from the JTA, with the Ministry matching the sum.

Two primary schools in Trelawny, Warsop and Troy, have received $100,000 each, courtesy of the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA).

The money was presented during a church service at the William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Trelawny, on May 3, to launch Education Week 2015.

Each school received $50,000 from the JTA, with the Ministry matching the sum.

Making the donation, Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, congratulated the JTA for its vision, which is aimed at assisting the education process at the institutions.

“I am particularly pleased too, that the Jamaica Teachers’ Association has chosen to assist the programme of rural schools this year,” he said, adding that there is a need to show that it is not only the schools in the towns and cities that can produce quality, but it is the rural schools as well.

He said partnerships such as the one that has been forged between the JTA and the Ministry, will play a key role in improving the standard of the nation’s education system.

Meanwhile, Rev. Thwaites is urging the church to increase its role in the education system. “The role of the church in education must open a new chapter this Education Week as we consolidate our gains toward sustainability,” he said.