Some schools to be closed for by-elections
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has advised that several schools will be closed on March 5, as they will be used as polling stations to facilitate the by-elections in St Andrew North Western and the Norman Gardens Division in the Kingston East and Port Royal constituency.
Schools in St Andrew North that will be closed include: Meadowbrook Preparatory and High, Salvation Army School for the Blind and the Visually Impaired, Little Angels Basic, Morris Knibb Preparatory, Gordon’s Memorial Preparatory, and Pembroke Hall High.
Schools to be affected in the Norman Gardens Division are Dunoon Technical High, Norman Gardens Primary and Junior High, the Tutorial College, Windward Road Primary and Junior High, Leila Tomlinson Basic, Adastra Gardens Basic, Rennock Lodge All-Age, and Rollington Town Primary.
A bulletin issued by the Education Ministry urged administrators of the affected schools to ensure that suitable arrangements are made to make up for the lost contact day.