Mocho gets first-rate resource centre
The Mocho Primary and Infant School in Clarendon is to get a state-of-the-art resource centre, which will be utilised by five other schools in the area.
Principal of the school, Tina Reid, said that Jamalco has provided funding to retrofit the teachers' cottage to house the facility.
She said the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has approved the plan, which will enable the cluster of primary schools to have access to advanced services and equipment.
Reid said she has a passion for education, and she willingly gave up the building for a greater good.
BENEFIT TO ALL
"We are talking about all the children benefiting; community members (and) other schools coming in to utilise the equipment to enhance teaching and learning," she pointed out.
She said the resource facility, on which work is set to commence by the end of March, will be a holistic centre for development.
Reid informed that the assessment of special-education students will be done at the centre. Currently, children from the parish, who need to be assessed, have to travel to the nearest facility in Mandeville, Manchester.
She said the centre will also incorporate the school's numeracy-based activities and the literacy programme for parents, so that they can be more involved in the education of their children.
"It will ... provide various resources that cater to development," she added.