The Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says adequate furniture will be in place at Clan Carthy High School in St. Andrew by next Monday, to facilitate the full attendance of students.

Minister Thwaites today met with representatives of the school’s board and management.

Coming out of the meeting, it was agreed that 120 desks and chairs are set to be delivered to the school this weekend.

The Education Ministry says this will complete the initial shortfall of 3-hundred pieces of furniture, 100 of which were renovated by the school, with the remainder provided by the Ministry.

Media reports earlier this week say the shortage of furniture at Clan Carthy had forced the school to send home 6-hundred students.

But in a statement today, the Education Ministry says Minister Thwaites told school leaders that the decision to keep 2-hundred students away from school for a day, should have been referred to his office for consideration.

Minister Thwaites instructed the school to ensure that make-up classes were provided for the students who were absent.

The Minister is understood to have voiced concern at the high rate of damage to furniture and asked the leadership of Clan Carthy High, to impress upon students the need to take better care of school property.

He also instructed the Regional Director to conduct a full inventory of the furniture at the school, to determine its needs.