JC’s New Main Entrance

Written by ruth on . Posted in Current Projects

The Jamaica College Main Entrance gate ‘new look’ is now a reality!! This reality happened as a result of a team of ‘old boys’ who attended the school in the 1950s and 60s who decided to raise funds from other ‘old boys’ towards a new entrance gate project. Total cost of the project was $8M.

The new entrance was mainly for:

  •  Assisting to enhance the image of the school which over the last three (3) years have spent over $ 200 m on needed building repairs and other physical improvements as well as on educational upgrade i.e.computer labs (in a population of 1700, there is currently 1:8 ratio re:computer: students).
  • Widen the entrance to accommodate 2-way vehicular traffic.
  • Provide a much needed walkway for students, teachers & visitors.

The project started in November of 2009, and was completed in May 2010. Many Jamaica College ‘old boys’ are to be thanked for their generous contributions of cash, time, equipment, and labour in making this project a success.

There are still other ‘old boys’ who would welcome the opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause, as there is still a beatification project in progress on the grounds around the main gate. Tax-free Contributions can be made payable to the Jamaica College Foundation, or dropped off at the Jamaica College Foundation Head office on the school grounds.

Go in and bring back fond memories!

Jamaica College is again one of the premier high schools in Jamaica and without any doubt, boasts the most attractive high school entrance!!

 

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