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AUDIO: Thwaites - Junior high schools are like parking lots for under performers

Published:Monday | May 5, 2014 | 9:24 AM

The Education Minister, Ronnie Thwaites has questioned whether the Government should continue to operate primary and junior high schools.

According to Thwaites, the results of these pre-secondary institutions have not been impressive.

At the same time, Thwaites says it is costing nearly four times more to maintain a student in a primary and junior high school than it does in a high school.

He says many of the primary and junior high schools have become what he called parking lots for academic under performers.

Meanwhile, Thwaites has warned that there will be a shift in the allocation of resources to schools that are most in need.

He was speaking in Manchester during a ceremony to honour outstanding teachers and other stakeholders who have left the Bethabara Primary and Junior High School.


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