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Six new classrooms for Aabuthnott Gallimore High

Published:Monday | February 2, 2015 | 10:32 AM

Six new classrooms, constructed at a cost of 24 million have been handed over to the Aabuthnott Gallimore High School in St Ann.



The classrooms will be able to accommodate 300 students.



Construction was undertaken as part of the Ministry of Education’s thrust to improve the learning environment at the institution.



Previously, teachers and students held classes in the open corridors, under trees or along the sides of the school buildings.



In his address at the handing over ceremony recently, Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, said one of the impediments to effective teaching and learning is the poor physical conditions and inadequate classroom space.



He called on the student body to care for the facilities and to make the best use of them to enhance their learning.



He also informed that the Ministry will be assisting the institution to establish a fully equipped science lab, so that students can begin to significantly improve in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.



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