Water Shortage Disrupts Activities At Rousseau Primary

The principal of Rousseau Primary School in St Andrew, Owen Speid, is calling for swift measures to address a longstanding water problem at the institution.

He says since October last year the school’s been struggling to remain open amidst a water shortage in the Corporate Area.

The principal says students and staff have also been falling ill.

He says despite several measures to keep the school open, the situation’s untenable.

Meanwhile, Director of Communications in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Collin Steer, says a protocol is in place to address water shortage in schools.

However, Mr. Steer admits there’ve been reports of trucking delays, which have exacerbated the problem.

Collin Steer, Director of Communications in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.

Mr Steer says parents have also been advised to have their children take water and hand sanitizers to school to alleviate the situation.

He says the Ministry is however restricted in how much it can do as the country grapples with a water shortage.



Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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