‘There is No Book & Furniture Shortage’ – Education Ministry

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The Education Ministry is dismissing reports of a shortage of books and furniture in schools since the start of the new school year.

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean says furniture is supplied where it’s critically needed.

She says 30 schools were provided with grants to purchase furniture.

Dr. Grace McLean, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry.

The concerns of furniture and book shortage have reportedly been made by Jamaica Teacher’s Association, JTA, President, Owen Speid.

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda, says there should be no anxiety about the shortages of books in the sector.

Karl Samuda.

Both were speaking at a post Cabinet media conference at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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