Parent-Teacher Association not happy with sixth form fee increase plans
President of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (PTAJ), Everton Hannam, says increases in sixth form fees for the upcoming school year will put additional pressure on parents.
The Ministry of Education has authorised schools with sixth form programmes to increase their fees between seven and 20 per cent.
Hannam says the increase has come at an unfortunate time.
He is urging schools to limit the extent of the adjustments.
Meanwhile, Hannam is also cautioning parents about the cost of books.
He urged parents to make use of the booklists provided by the education ministry.
Hannam is also encouraging parents to make use of second hand books to minimise back to school expenses.