Education Minister strongly condemns the unacceptable behavior of students & supporters of Mona High School. In the release, the Minister expresses ‘Good sportsmanship takes place, not only on the field..’

Read the release below:

Kingston, Jamaica. – Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams has strongly condemned the unacceptable behaviour of students from the Mona High School and their supporters who stormed the Jamaica College campus this morning while celebrating their weekend Manning Cup football victory.

Reports are that students and supporters from Mona High went on a victory march from their school campus to Liguanea as they celebrated their first hold on the Manning Cup, the symbol of football supremacy among Corporate High Schools.

On their way back, a group broke away from the main march and stormed the Jamaica College compound on Old Hope Road disrupting classes amid loud shouts and simulations of gunshots being fired.

Minister Williams noted that while it is understandable that passion and emotions will run high as a part of inter-school competition, students and their supporters should demonstrate respect for themselves and competitors at all times. “Good sportsmanship takes place, not only on the field, but also how we interact with our competitors on the roads and in all other arenas,” she said.