LBC NEWS understands that contrary to the assertions made by Opposition Spokesman on Finance Peter Phillips, that the Government has not taken off any high schools off the shift system, the Government has taken off a number of Schools off the shift system.
The fact is that 10 schools have actually been taken off the shift system.
And here is where it gets worse. Of the 10 schools in question, Norman Manley High, which is in Phillps’ own East Central St. Andrew constituency, was taken off the shift system this past September. The school now runs between 7:45am and 2:45pm except on Tuesdays (7:45 to 2pm) and Thursdays (7:45 to 1:30.)
The PNP had accused the government of not taking off any schools off the shift system after they had put in trained as they claim before they left office.
The PNP’s contribution to the 2017-2018 Budget was nothing but negativity and pessimism. If the pall of gloom that the PNP presented in the Nation’s parliament, is to be believed, one would be led to think the “Sky was falling.”