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More support coming for parenting commission

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 4:00 AM

Government is aiming to strengthen the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) as a way of getting parents more involved in the academic affairs of their children.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, made the remark at the Jamaica Teachers' Association's (JTA) 15th Annual Education Conference at the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort in St Ann on Tuesday.

"We need all our teachers to be the best quality teachers. I recognise that no matter how good the quality is, we also need the support of parents. Parenting is caught and taught, someone once said. The Ministry...under my leadership will seek to give more support to the NPSC," Reid said.

The NPSC was officially launched in November 2013 as an agency to provide skills and services to support the strengthening of positive parental practices.

"After 10 years and billions of dollars having been invested in the transformation of our education system, it is time to thoroughly examine the results. Thereafter, we need to complete the process of transformation," Reid said.