Ground Broken for Cedar Grove High School

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedGround Broken for Cedar Grove High School RelatedGround Broken for Cedar Grove High School Ground Broken for Cedar Grove High School EducationJune 30, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Ground has been broken for the construction of the Cedar Grove High School in Gregory Park, St. Catherine. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, headed the list of officials who  took part in the ceremony, on June 28. The others were: Administrative Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Rev. Dr. Barrington Brown; Member of Parliament for East Central St. Catherine, and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown; Country Representative, Inter-America Development Bank (IDB), Ancil Brewster; and Mayor of Portmore, George Lee. On  completion, the school will be the first to be built under the National Education Trust (NET), on behalf of the Ministry, and the Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP). It is a joint initiative involving the New Testament Church of God Jamaica/Cayman Islands, which has leased the land. Funding is being provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The school, which is slated to be completed next year, will cost $660 million, with works being undertaken by HDB Construction. Speaking at the ceremony, the Education Minister  lauded the initiative, noting that it renews the partnership between the Ministry and the church in providing education. “The great educational institutions were born out of religions faith,” he said, reiterating that education is the only legitimate way for upward mobility in the society. Rev.  Thwaites encouraged members of the church to participate actively in the school and the upliftment of the students who will be attending. He pointed out that there is a tremendous shortage of spaces at the secondary school level, and informed that 20,000 school places are needed in St. Catherine. The  Minister used the opportunity to encourage more partners to come on board in the process of building more schools in the island. The school, which will be sited on the Gregory Park main road, next to the Cedar Grove community, will accommodate 1,200 students and 80 members of staff. It will have 20 classrooms, 10 technical workshops, 3 science laboratories; two computing laboratories;  library, book rental room; tuck shop; store room; kitchen; multi-purpose dining area; and a ramp for the disabled. The National Education Trust is a Government of Jamaica (GoJ) Company limited by guarantee and is the executing agency for GoJ’s strategic objectives in enabling and maintaining infrastructure investments in the education sector. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedGround Broken for Cedar Grove High Schoollast_img read more

Ohio State women top No. 14 Iowa 91-85 in OT in Big 10

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 29 points for the second night in a row, Alexa Hart added 24 and Ohio State topped No. 14 Iowa 91-85 in overtime to advance to the Big Ten Conference tournament final on Sunday.Ohio State (23-9) will face No. 4 Maryland (29-2), winners over No. 24 Northwestern in the other semifinal on Saturday.In overtime, Whitney Jennings made a pair of free throws with 42 seconds left to draw Iowa to within one point. But on the next possession, Mitchell nailed a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to make it a four-point game.Jennings missed from the inside on the next trip down, and Mitchell made two free throws to seal it.After a tightly-contested second half, Hart hit 1 of 2 free throws to put Ohio State up by two with 17 seconds to go, but Bethany Doolittle’s layup with three seconds left forced overtime.The teams were tied at the half at 37.Melissa Dixon had 22 points and Doolittle finished with 21 for Iowa (24-7).last_img read more