FIRST STEM SCHOOL SET FOR ST ANN

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The Government is moving ahead with plans to construct Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) schools across the country, with the first such institution to be built in St. Ann.

A visibility ceremony between the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and the World Bank for the Jamaica Education Project (JEP) Loan Agreement, valued at US$30 million, was held at the Ministry’s Heroes Circle offices in downtown Kingston on November 20.

The JEP, under the purview of the Ministry of Education and Youth, aims to improve the teaching and learning conditions in secondary education and the use of information for decision-making in the sector.

This is expected to be achieved by strengthening teaching and learning in secondary education and the overall Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Education Framework and establishing a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school.