EDUCATION MINISTER COMMENDS STUDENT FOR TEACHING OTHERS DURING PANDEMIC

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Education Minister Fayval Williams, has hailed 14-year-old Kelvin Peart of Discovery Bay, St. Ann, for taking on the selfless task of tutoring students in his community who have been impacted by the closure of schools, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kelvin, a grade-eight student of Ferncourt High School in Claremont, St. Ann, transformed an old bar adjacent to his home into a classroom, where he has been tutoring children at the early-childhood and primary levels since May.

Minister Williams, along with a team from the Ministry’s Region Three office, visited the teenager yesterday (Thurs) to get a first-hand view of what he is doing as well as to commend the youngster for his noble gesture.

Speaking with journalists following a sit-down with Kelvin, Mrs. Williams expressed gratitude to the teenager for looking out for the nation’s children and recognizing the importance of education to nation-building.