Ministry of Education Seeks Education Reform Transformation Leader in Jamaica | New

The Ministry of Education and Youth is seeking a Transformation Manager to lead the implementation of the recommendations set out in the 2021 “Jamaica Education Reform” report.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave the update during a face-to-face public meeting at Jamaica College, St Andrew’s on Friday.

The ministry is also setting up internal units to support the implementation process.

Holness said hiring the transformation officer “will be an important step in the transformation journey.”

The Education Transformation Oversight Committee, led by Dr Adrian Stokes, has already been established.

Holness, who stressed the importance of implementing the recommendations, said the government remains committed to its mission to transform education in Jamaica.

He maintained that this company will revolutionize the sector and encouraged the actors of the ministry to “appropriate the process of transformation”.

The Prime Minister indicated that the existing ministry framework needs to be modified to effectively facilitate the reform process.

“The transformation must be internal. The ministry itself must embrace transformation. The ministry itself must see the benefits of the transformation…and the people in the ministry must lead the transformation,” he stressed.

Holness, who said “we are on the right track with the new transformation report”, urged the nation “to understand that the government is serious about this, and we will act with great help to transform our education system “.

Developed by the Jamaica Education Transformation Commission chaired by Professor Orlando Patterson, the report is a blueprint for establishing a comprehensive strategy to improve student performance and education productivity across the country. whole sector.

The 342-page document contains 54 recommendations listed in order of priority. These relate to governance and accountability; early childhood education; curriculum and teacher training; tertiary education; technical and vocational education and training; infrastructure and technology; and finance, among other areas.

The report highlighted significant deficits at all levels of education and acknowledged that there is a crisis in education.

– JIS News

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