Sun | Apr 23, 2017

Establish teacher exchange programme

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Over the years, much praise has been bestowed upon Jamaica's education system and its standing in the global community. This fact has been highlighted by the numerous schools that have recruited Jamaican teachers.

Many countries have instituted an exchange programme whereby teachers are given the opportunity to travel and gain immeasurable experience over a specific period. The time has come for us to at least examine the possibility and probability for the education ministry to engage and consult with various agencies, such as embassies and consulates based in Jamaica.

Such an exchange programme can bring much-needed benefits to Jamaica in the areas of technology transfer, teaching practice and cultural exchange.

The Jamaican student deserves the very best, especially in this digital and highly competitive community. Therefore, we must explore and be mindful of every possibility afforded to us to enhance the teaching and learning process.

WAYNE CAMPBELL

waykam@yahoo.com

Twitter @WayneCamo