Perimeter Fence for Howard Cooke Primary

first_imgRelatedEducation Minister Hails Ardenne High Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams (right), hands over a letter of commitment for $50,000 to Acting Principal of the Howard Cooke Primary School, in Montego Bay, Mrs. Mavis Moses (2nd right), to go towards the construction of a perimeter fence for the school. Sharing in the moment are Principal of the institution, Mr. Dave Scott (2nd left), and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the school, Philemon Samuels (left). Occasion was a ground breaking ceremony for the fence at the school on November 7. Advertisements Perimeter Fence for Howard Cooke PrimaryJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Ground has been broken for the construction of a perimeter fence around the Howard Cooke Primary School, in Catherine Hall, St. James, to ensure the safety and security of students and teachers.Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, and Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, who broke ground on November 7, pledged a donation of $50,000 from the Community Development Fund (CDF) towards the project.She said the project is a significant step forward for the institution, and a strong demonstration of the commitment to ensure the security of the over 1,300 students attending the institution.“We (the Government) are cognizant of the fact that the safety of our students is just as important as their education. All of us have very high hopes for the school, its students and its graduates, and we want for you, an environment that is secure, quiet and which will also facilitate learning,” the State Minister said.She called on all stakeholders who use the facility to take care of the fence when the project is completed, while encouraging the parents of the students attending the institution to forge a strong partnership with the school.“You have a responsibility not only to forge a strong partnership with the school, but to make sure that your child is safe on the property. You must ensure that it (the perimeter fence) is not destroyed, nor torn down to gain access to and from the school,” she urged the audience.Meanwhile, Acting Principal of the school, Mrs. Mavis Moses, said that safety and security have always been among the challenges of the institution, while expressing appreciation to the Board of Governors for undertaking the project.“No child can learn to his or her true potential if that child does not feel safe and secure in that classroom.  No teacher can give of his or her best if that teacher does not feel safe and secure,” she emphasized. RelatedThousands of Students to Take Part in Empowerment Programme in St. Elizabethcenter_img Story HighlightsGround has been broken for the construction of a perimeter fence around the Howard Cooke Primary School, in Catherine Hall, St. James.The project is a strong demonstration of the commitment to ensure the security of the over 1,300 students attending the institution.Acting Principal of the school, Mrs. Mavis Moses, said that safety and security have always been among the challenges of the institution. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedConstruction to Begin Next Month on Diagnostic Centres for Special Needs Children Perimeter Fence for Howard Cooke Primary EducationNovember 8, 2013Written by: Bryan Millerlast_img read more