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I back Speid in furniture row

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:18 AM
Owen Speid
Owen Speid


I am heartened by the advocacy of Jamaica Teachers’ Association ( JTA) President Owen Speid concerning the inadequacy of classroom furniture in schools.

Many schools have come out swinging that they lack furniture, despite the ministry’s statement to the contrary. But the ministry’s claim is questionable, because vandalism is a recurrent feature in most schools.

I implore Mr Speid to keep up the pressure on those who are trying to stifle the students. Many in authority are afraid of the repercussions they might face by speaking the truth.


Greater Portmore,

St Catherine