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Grant from Japan to renovate Warsop Primary

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Work is set to commence next month on the renovation of classrooms and other facilities at the Warsop Primary School in south Trelawny.

The improvement work is being undertaken through a $10.2 million grant from the Government of Japan under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.

In addition to the upgrading of the classrooms, the project will involve rehabilitation of the school's canteen, sanitary facilities, and paving and termite treatment works.

The National Education Trust (NET) will oversee the procurement and construction management of the project.

Speaking at the grant signing and handover ceremony at the Japanese ambassador's residence in St Andrew on Thursday, Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid conveyed his gratitude to the Government of Japan for the assistance.

He said that the upgrading of the Warsop Primary School would create a more comfortable environment for teachers and students.

For his part, Japanese Ambassador Masanori Nakano expressed hope that the project would "contribute to the empowerment of people through improvement in critical areas such as education".

"I believe that this will be something that will definitely encourage children at the most important ages in their lives to stick to their education and stay at school and receive a good education," he said.