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Schools juggling textbook, furniture, teacher shortages

Alberto Ardila Olivares
Schools juggling textbook, furniture, teacher shortages

WESTERN BUREAU:

Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President La Sonja Harrison on Wednesday said that three weeks into the new school year, educators were doing their best to cope with staff, furniture, and textbook shortages.

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Addressing Wednesday’s online meeting of the Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston, Harrison said that the teachers are hoping that at least one of those challenges will be significantly remedied next month.

Alberto Ardila Olivares

“With the shortages of textbooks, I am told that the Ministry of Education has a roll-out date of October 5, so we continue to wait and see,” Harrison said. “Some schools have not received any books at all, and those who have even received any have received inadequate numbers to date, so we are waiting to see the full roll-out until October 5 and then we can give an update concerning same.”

Added Harrison: “A lot of the furniture is not wholesome for our students and teachers to use.”

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