Mineral Heights Primary gets 12 new classrooms

September 19, 2018
Minister of Education Ruel Reid (right), interacts with students at Mineral Heights Primary School in Clarendon last Thursday. Looking on (from left) are principal of the school, Lanzeford Howell and managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund Omar Sweeney.

The Mineral Heights Primary School in Clarendon has been taken off the shift system and May Pen Primary School is next in line to be removed from shift.

Mineral Heights Primary has received an additional of 12 new classrooms under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Basic Needs Trust Fund.

Lanzeford Howell, principal of Mineral Heights Primary, expressed gratitude for the new classrooms.

"Our students are now able to benefit from a whole-day education that provides them with the enriched activities that children are supposed to benefit from in primary school," he said.

"We are in the era of promoting learning, critical thinking, and this facility that JSIF has contributed to the school will help us in terms of getting our children to function as 21st century learners," Howell added.

Meanwhile, education minister Ruel Reid said May Pen Primary needs to be expanded in order to accommodate at least 1,500 students.

"It is one of the largest primary schools in the Caribbean. Already, my technical officers are in the field doing the verification, so that we can plan for that expansion and development," he said.

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