More for education
The Education Ministry has sought an additional $1.7 billion for infrastructure work under the education transformation programme.
The ministry said the funds will be used to build six additional schools in time for the new school year.
Education Minister, Andrew Holness made the disclosure today at the post Cabinet Briefing. He said the Government was determined to make it easier to allocate spaces for awardees of the Grade Six Achievement Test.
Mr. Holness also confirmed that the Government will be progressing with the provision of an additional two years of secondary schooling for all students who are not pursuing sixth form.
The minister reported that the two years will be devoted to vocational training.