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Some principals still confused about planned abolition of auxiliary fees

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2016 | 5:59 AM
Education Minister Ruel Reid discussed his plan to abolish auxiliary fees at a meeting with principals earlier this month.

More high school principals are speaking out against the Education Ministry's plan to abolish auxiliary fees stating that they are still confused about how the policy will work when it is implemented come September.

Education Minister, Ruel Reid discussed his plan to abolish auxiliary fees at a meeting with principals earlier this month. 

However, at their retreat on the weekend, The Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS), said there was still a lack of clarity regarding the proposed removal of the fees among several of  its  members who were present at the meeting.

A member of the JAPSS executive, who asked not to be named, told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre  the public has been mislead into thinking that all principals were on board.

However, the executive member says many principals are not yet in agreement because they don't know how much money they will get from the ministry which has a history of sending less than the required amount of money to schools.

Meanwhile, President of the Association of Principals and vice-principals (APVP) Linton Weir says many principals are confused because the education minister didn't consult them before the plan was announced.

 

President of APVP Linton Weir

Education Minister Ruel Reid this week announced that he will hold meetings with parents and principals to further discuss the controversial plan to remove auxiliary fees from secondary schools.