Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Video: Samuda remains optimistic about schools’ twinning concept

Karl Samuda, the minister overseeing the education portfolio.

Karl Samuda, the minister overseeing the education portfolio.

Karl Samuda, the minister overseeing the education portfolio, has expressed optimism that the "school twinning" project undertaken by the Ministry of Education will help bring more equity to the local education system.

Under this programme students from developing schools such as Denham Town, Charlie Smith and Haile Selassie High schools will be temporarily transferred to developed schools such as Ardenne High, Immaculate Conception and Campion College.

"It is all part of an overarching programme to expose students," said Samuda.

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Samuda also dismissed fears that students from the developing schools will be at a social and cultural disadvantage when they are "twinned" at schools like Campion College.

Samuda reasoned "many of students who come from West Kingston pass to go to Campion in their own right, so there is no social dislocation. They all know each other."

So far 50 of the 176 targeted high schools across the country have been "twinned".

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