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Principals supporting decision to abolish high school auxiliary fees

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 5:13 PM
A number of high school principals have rejected the subvention of $19,000 per student the ministry initially proposed to coincide with the abolition of auxiliary fees.

Sherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

Some high school principals are supporting the Education Ministry's plan to abolish auxiliary fees.

A number of high school principals have rejected the subvention of $19,000 per student the ministry initially proposed to coincide with the abolition of auxiliary fees.

READ: Not all schools will get $19,000 per student from Education Ministry 

But the acting principal of Penwood High School, Donna McLaren says the ministry's payment of the fees would provide much needed funds.

McLaren says currently the majority of the parents do not pay the auxiliary fees the school asks for.

 

Acting principal of Penwood High Donna McLaren

Principal of Pembrook Hall High, Daniel Morgan says with the compliance rate below 35 per cent, his school will be better off if the ministry covers the auxiliary fees.

 

Principal of Pembrook Hall High Daniel Morgan

The government's plan also received support from Jonathan Grant High principal, O'Neil Ankle and Vice principal of Jose Marti Techinical, Clive Mohammed.

The principals were present at a forum at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston put on by the Education Ministry to discuss the plan to abolish auxiliary fees.