Prime Minister Andrew Holness will honour 40 educators on Thursday, June 23 at the Ceremony for the Presentation of the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education. Those to be awarded include active and retired teachers, principals, lecturers and education officers.
Since 2005, awardees have been selected based on their outstanding service through innovation and creativity as well as their active involvement in community development. Some educators have served for at least 15 years and for others, as many as 47 years.
Among the list of dignitaries who will attend are Their Excellencies The Governor-General and The Most Honourable Lady Allen, Rev Ronald Thwaites representing the Leader of the Opposition and Senator the Honourable Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information. The Prime Minister will be the guest speaker.
The event will be held on the Lawns of Jamaica House commencing at 6:30pm.