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Education Minister To Address Nation today

Published:Monday | August 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid will be updating the nation today, in a national broadcast, on developments under the Education System Transformation Programme and the ministry's Modernisation Programme.

The minister will also use the broadcast to share his vision for the country's education system. The broadcast, which airs days before the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, comes amid heightened discussions regarding the performance of the country's secondary level students at the June sitting of various external examinations.

The minister's broadcast will be aired at 8:30 p.m. on TVJ and at 9 p.m. on CVM.

Among other things, the education minister will be providing, details on the re-engineering of the ministry. Through the re-engineering, the new-look structure will feature a policy ministry as well as operational arms, some of which have already been introduced. The re-engineering, which is being done through the Education System Transformation Programme, is aimed at achieving a more effective, more efficient, and a more accountable education system.

Reid will also use the address to highlight plans to address teacher quality, the performance of schools, and, capacity building for

educational leaders.