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$50m classroom block planned for Norman Manley High

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
In this September file photo students from Norman Manley High School in Kingston head home.

Fifty-million-dollars is to be spent to build an additional classroom block at Norman Manley High School in St Andrew to allow the institution to come off the shift system.

Construction is scheduled to begin next month and be completed by March 2016.

Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, said the new classrooms will enable the provision of additional contact time between the students and teachers.


Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites

Thwaites reiterated that since 2011 the education ministry has been on a path to remove the 107 primary and secondary shift schools off the system.

According to him, more than half of those schools have now moved to a single shift.

He said the education ministry is focusing on removing 36 schools during the current academic year.