RJR News / Work is under way to retrofit primary and secondary schools throughout Jamaica with lifts and ramps to improve access by persons with disabilities.
The initiative is being undertaken at a cost of $50 million by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Digicel Foundation.
Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid announced on Tuesday that, over the next five years, all public education institutions will have either lifts or ramps.
He was speaking at the Abilities Foundation Beauty Services Unit on Constant Spring Road in Kingston.
Senator Reid reiterated the Government’s commitment to supporting State-owned and -aided special education schools as well as units across the island.
This, he said, was in keeping with the mandate to strengthen services to children with special needs.