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JC opens The Phillip Gore Building

Published:Monday | October 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Phillip Gore (left) cuts the ribbon at the handover ceremony of newly refurbished classrooms at Jamaica College last week. Nicholas Gore (from second left), Ruel Reid, principal of Jamaica College, and the Reverend Canon Peter Mullings look on.

Gore Development Limited last Thursday handed over a block of newly refurbished classrooms to Jamaica College (JC).

As a way of giving back to his alma mater, Phillip Gore, owner of Gore Developments, offered to refurbish four classrooms as well as construct a fifth classroom on the building now dubbed The Phillip Gore Building.

"Jamaica College means something to me and, hence, it was a no-brainer to help because I passionately believe in education being the salvation for this country," he said in a media release.

Ruel Reid, principal of Jamaica College, said the new classrooms will be fitted with the latest technologies and will be used for study sessions to allow for more group work. He also intends to facilitate a culinary-arts programme in one of the classrooms.

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Audrey Sewell, acknowledged the ministry's limitations to fulfil the needs of schools and commended the partnership of Jamaica College and the Gore team taking on the task of making the spaces available for the students.