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Education Ministry to Implement Cluster Services Programme


JIS: The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is set to implement a cluster services programme to offer additional support to primary schools across the island.


Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid says the programme will ensure all schools have access to the resources they need to meet the required operating standards set by the Ministry.


He added that a bursar service is one of the areas being considered, which will assist schools to keep proper financial records.


Minister Reid was speaking at a stakeholder consultation for school administrators in Regions One and Two, at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College in St. Andrew recently.


“So I want a very integrated relationship with the Ministry. So if you are not assigned certain personnel that you need, we can provide the support in clusters, for example physical education (PE) coaches. I know primary schools that don’t have bursars, it’s a burden [and] Dr. Grace McLean is working on a cluster service for that, to provide some clerical support that can assist you in financial recording and management,” he said.


CAPTION: Minister of State for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green. (JIS Photo).