The Board of Jamaica College is maintaining this morning that the school’s acting Principal, Wayne Robinson, is qualified to be appointed to the post.

This follows press reports yesterday indicating that there were concerns regarding Robinson’s qualification to be named Headmaster of the centuries old all boys institution.

But in a letter to the school’s stakeholders, a copy of which has been obtained by Nationwide News, Board chairman, Michael Bernard, reiterates the Board’s confidence in Robinson’s suitability for the post.

The chairman attaches correspondence he sent to then Acting Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry, Dr. Grace McClean, in September 2019 seeking the Ministry’s formal approval that Robinson’s experience and qualification are adequate for him to be named Principal.

Dr. McClean in her response to the JC chairman refers to the matter to Acting Chief Education Officer, Dr. Kassan Troupe.

In a letter dated October 8, 2019, Dr. Troupe notes that the Ministry had reviewed Robinson’s qualification and concluded that it is accredited.

Dr. Troupe says based on the review, the Ministry was satisfied that Robinson had attained trained graduate status.