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Minor glitches to start of school year - Reid

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:27 PMJodi Gillpin

Minor glitches to start of school year

Education Minister Ruel Reid, says the start of the school year was generally smooth with minor glitches.

Reid said a demonstration by residents in Kellits, Clarendon and road repairs in Lawrence Tavern in St Andrew caused delays for students getting to school on time.

According to him, most schools reopened incident free. 

He said the government’s efforts of providing funding to institutions from as early as July benefited the overall preparedness of schools.


Education Minister Ruel Reid

Meanwhile, the education minister said there have been no reports of challenges in the Montego Bay area in light of intense security presence in the Mount Salem community, which was last Friday declared Jamaica's first zone of special operations.

Reid sought to reassure persons living in troubled areas that special arrangements are being made to ensure that students have hassle-free access to school.