Private funds totaling $4.5 million has been raised to construct a multi-purpose sports complex at Glengoffe High School, which is said to be experiencing a turn-around in recent times.
The institution, located in the St Catherine North East constituency, was painted in a negative light in a 2011 report by the National Education Inspectorate (NEI).
Member of Parliament Leslie Campbell, during the State of the Constituency Debate on October 3, told parliament that the school has been seeing positive change under the new principal, Kerry-Ann Harper-Edwards.
“The Glengoffe High School mentioned in the NEI report some time ago was described as a failing school. Thanks to the input of the new principal and the new Chairman Mr Ray Howell – former President of the Jamaica Teachers Association, and he is ably assisted by the former Commissioner of Police Mr Owen Ellington, [the school] is showing some sign of resurgence,” Campbell said.
He stated that the sporting complex he is seeking to build is part of the resurgence.
“To aid in this resurgence, private funds have been raised totaling $4.5 million to prepare an estimated three acres of land for a multi-purpose sporting facility at that institution. We await assistance from a particular state agency to complete this project,” Campbell further told parliament.
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