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Education Minister urges schools to inform ministry of water issues now

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2015 | 11:38 AM
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says the ministry has been supplying tanks to schools but institutions needing help must declare so.

The Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, is urging school principals to report to the ministry now if they need help to improve their water storage capacity.

Several communities in which schools are located continue to experience water woes ahead of the September start of the 2015-2016 school year.

Thwaites says the ministry has been supplying tanks to schools but institutions needing help must declare so.

 

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites

Last month, the National Water Commission, said some schools in the Corporate Area might only receive water every other day when the academic year starts.

It also said there was an ongoing process to ensure that schools have quality storage infrastructure.

Jamaica has been experiencing a drought for more than three months.