Education Ministry finalizing locations for STEM schools
The Education Ministry says steps are still being made to finalize locations for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM schools across the country.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness had announced his administration’s intention to build six stem schools and one Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, STEAM Academy.
It has already been decided that the STEM school would be part of the Greater Bernard Lodge Development, in St. Catherine.
The country’s first STEM institution will be constructed in St. Ann, but the specific location has not been finalized.
Education Minister Fayval Williams, who was speaking at a post-cabinet press briefing, yesterday, said the government has to consider the potential STEM needs of the country when selecting locations.
She also noted that some of the technical high schools will be retrofitted to accommodate the comprehensive STEM programme.