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Donald Quarrie High to come off shift system soon, says Thwaites

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 9:29 AM
Ronald Thwaites - File

Education minister Ronald Thwaites has promised students of Donald Quarrie High School that they will soon be able to experience full days of school as the institution will be taken off the shift system.

He says funding had been identified for the building of additional classrooms at the Donald Quarrie High School in the 2015/2016 financial year.

He says the Ministry is also focused on more than 30 other schools across the island, with the shift system to be phased out in the coming months.

This came in light of issues raised regarding the security of students on shifts during the hours they are not at school.

While acknowledging that there was little schools could do to ensure students safety off campus, Sergeant Coleridge Minto, director of Safety and Security in Schools at the Ministry of Education, pointed out that the Ministry was making every effort to address the issue.

Thwaites was at the school earlier this week following the gruesome death of 14-year-old Kayalicia Simpson on Tuesday morning.

The police say an autopsy conducted yesterday shows the teen was at least four months pregnant when she was killed.

A senior investigator very close to the probe says an autopsy was conducted on Kayalicia’s body yesterday afternoon, and it was determined that she died from shock and haemorrhaging caused by her injuries.