New school year off to a good start – Reid
Education Minister Ruel Reid says the new school year got off to a smooth start following a visit to a few schools in the Corporate Area this morning.
Reid visited Mona Heights Primary, Papine High, Ardenne High and Jamaica College in St Andrew as well as Seaward Primary and Junior High in Olympic Gardens, Kingston.
Reid praised school administrators for the preparatory work they did in the months leading up to today.
Speaking at the Seaward primary and junior High school this morning, Reid urged parents and teachers to instill good values in children as this will contribute to students’ safety throughout the school year.
During a nationwide address last night, Reid reminded parents and guardians that no child should be kept at home without a good reason.
He urged teachers to ensure they get to know each of their students so that they are better able to meet their educational needs.