Minister of Education,??Ronald Jones, with the 36 new principals who received their letters of appointment to the primary school system. Also present in the front row (from left) are Deputy Chief Education Officer, David Clement, Deputy Chief Education Officer (Ag), Patricia Saul and Permanent Secretary, Cecile Humphrey and (far right) Chief Education Officer (Ag) Karen Best. (E Walker/MRD)

Thirty-six persons have been appointed, on promotion, to the post of principal within the primary school system.

The new principals were presented today with letters of appointment by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael.

Minister Jones, in a statement, said the appointments, which take effect from the next school term, "will further strengthen the delivery of pedagogy, improve administrative and leadership functions and assist in the overall implementation of Government’s education policy".

Congratulating the new heads, he said theirs was "an awesome responsibility" that called for interaction not only in the school but within the community.

Urging them to seek assistance from the Ministry and share ideas as well, the Education Minister said: "We must do whatever it takes to ensure our system becomes a lot more responsive."

An orientation programme for the new principals will be conducted during the Easter vacation.


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