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Furniture, funds already provided to schools, says Green

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 10:18 AM
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green - File photo

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green has disclosed that the ministry has provided furniture and funds to schools in preparation for the upcoming school year.

“ For the first time in our history, furniture has been delivered to our school system at the start of summer, Green disclosed while addressing Courts’ 2018 Customer Scholarship Awards ceremony at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on August 14.

He noted that the early provision of furniture has enabled the schools to prepare and “to also see where there were deficiencies so that the schools could then communicate with us that the deficiencies exist. Additionally, we gave (funds) to schools earlier,” he said.

Green reiterated the Government’s position that no student should be turned away from school for non-payment of auxiliary fees.

He urged parents, who “face resistance” from schools and “where there is genuine inability to pay, to raise the issue with the regional offices or the Ministry as it is a non-negotiable policy.” 

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