Minister of Local Govern-ment Norman Whittaker says that school students in Mahdia, Region Eight can access the community’s Resource Centre and were given books for a reading corner.
“The students of Mahdia, Campbelltown and surrounding areas who are accommodated in the school dormitory have access to the Mahdia Resource Centre….the secondary school itself as well as dormitory were issued with numerous books for the establishment of a reading corner,” Whittaker said in written response to questions from Alliance for Change Member of Parliament Valerie Garrido-Lowe in the National Assembly on Thursday.
Garrido-Lowe had asked if the ministry had any plans for setting up a library in the Mahdia Secondary School’s dormitories anytime soon. She said that the students are being denied the opportunity of reading for relaxation and enjoyment which would result in the expansion of their consciousness. Lowe stated too that it is the duty of the State to create a good study environment for the students.
Whittaker, in his response, also mentioned that the students were provided with sports gear for recreational activities.