Water problem at North Central Clarendon schools to get special attention
The Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says special attention will be paid to schools affected by water problems in the constituency of North Central Clarendon.
Yesterday, Pearnel Charles, who is the MP for the constituency, raised concern in the Parliament that many school in the region could close because of lack of water.
He noted that there are 43 schools in the constituency, most of which use flush toilets but there is no constant water supply.
The Education Minister says all the schools in North Central Clarendon remain open and the ministry is staking steps to ensure that they are regularly supplied with water.
He says the ministry will be asking its regional office, which oversees schools in Clarendon to pay special attention to the situation.
Ahead of the start of the new school year on Monday, the Education Ministry said about 300 schools were in need assistance with water.
It said $5 million had been allocated for the purchase of water tanks for more than 200 of the institutions.