Jamaican school with 30 sets of twins offers two-for-one tuition bills

Old Harbour High School, known as the “School of Twins,” only requires parents to cover the cost of one child’s tuition if they have twins or two children in a triplet set.

A Jamaican school with 30 sets of twins and one set of triplets has made it easier for parents to ensure their children receive the proper education.

According to the Associates Times, Old Harbour High School, known as the “School of Twins,” only requires parents to cover the cost of one child’s tuition if they have twins or two children in a triplet set.

“Let us say, for example, school fees, we ask them just to pay for one of them,” said Principal Linton Weir. “Examination fee, we try to meet them, and they pay for one.”

Old Harbour High School Jamaica
Old Harbour High School of Jamaica has 30 sets of twins and one set of triplets. (Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Image)

The “unique situation” at Old Harbour came into the limelight after Weir shared he had never experienced such a situation in his 28 years of administration.

Weir said the school had altered policies to account for having 30 sets of twins.

Recommended Stories

News

Plagiarism probe finds some problems with former Harvard president Claudine Gay’s work

Associated Press

Old Harbour High School Jamaica
Old Harbour High School Jamaica

Featured

Jamaican school with 30 sets of twins offers two-for-one tuition bills

TheGrio Staff

Politics

70 organizations, NAACP included, ask Biden’s Education Dept. to retool student debt plan to help people of color

TheGrio Staff

HBCU

Atlanta’s Spelman College just got the largest-ever single donation to an HBCU

Associated Press

Florida race teachings
Florida race teachings

Featured

Florida education dept. says college DEI initiatives will no longer be funded by state, federal dollars

TheGrio Staff

News

Baltimore school district investigating after recording purportedly disparaging Black people surfaces

TheGrio Staff

Featured

Is it time poor school districts sued to get the money they deserve?

Natasha S. Alford

Featured

Young Black men are defying stereotypes and stepping up to become teachers

Natasha S. Alford

The principal also discussed the difficulties instructors encounter in identifying the look-alikes. For example, he said, a teacher recently became confused when she realized she had a twin in her class, but the other boy had shown up while his twin was going somewhere else, so it took her some time to figure out which twin it was.

“Normally, you would find one challenge and one who is very academically good,” noted Weir, the Associates Times reported. “But that set, it was both of them. But we served them and we had to have a serious partnership with the parents to the point where the parents had to come in on a weekly basis to sit in the classroom with those boys.”

Never miss a beat: Get our daily stories straight to your inbox with theGrio’s newsletter.

The post Jamaican school with 30 sets of twins offers two-for-one tuition bills appeared first on TheGrio.