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Observer Poll: Readers say all-girls schools should start accepting boys in sixth form

Monday, September 23, 2013 | 12:45 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- After 974 responses to the Jamaica Observer poll "Should all-girls high schools start accepting boys in their sixth-form programmes?" 56 per cent said they should.

The weeklong poll saw 44 per cent of respondents saying that boys should not be allowed to attend all-girls schools in the sixth-form programme.

The start of the 2013 academic year saw Munro and Cornwall colleges being added to the list of all-boys high schools to open their doors to girls.

Previously, St George's College had been the only all-boys high school to accept girls to its sixth-form programme.

Munro College at Potsdam in the hills of Malvern, St Elizabeth, registered "about 12" girls according to school officials, while Cornwall College in Montego Bay, St James, registered 10 girls to their sixth-form programme.

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