CABINET APPROVES FOUR CONTRACTS FOR PROJECTS IN EDUCATION SECTOR

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Cabinet has approved four contracts totalling approximately $1.25 billion for various projects in the education sector.

The projects include the provision of textbooks at the primary level, data processing service for the Primary Exit Profile PEP and construction activities at Kingston College and the College of Agriculture, Science and Education CASE, in Portland.

Addressing Wednesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Education Minister Fayval Williams, said Cabinet has given approval for the award of a 3.1-million US dollar contract for the supply and distribution of textbooks to be provided for students at the primary level.

She said the books will be provided under the Primary Textbook Programme of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, for the 2021/2022 academic year.