Wed | Nov 14, 2018

Education ministry calls meeting with private school principals

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 4:15 PM
Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says it has invited principals and curriculum implementation teachers of all independent preparatory and high schools to a meeting this week.

In a release issued today, the education ministry said it viewed independent schools as critical partners within the Jamaican education system and this week’s meeting was to discuss the matter of transformation from the perspective of private schools and to address any queries on critical matters.

Matters relating to the implementation of the National Standards Curriculum (NSC) and the Primary Exit Profile (PEP); the K-13 strategy and safety and security in schools will also be discussed.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at the Jamaica College Auditorium, 189 Old Hope Road, St Andrew and is set to start at 11:00 a.m.

The education ministry said it would also use the session to distribute curriculum documents to each school. It said the census information was used to determine the quantities to be distributed to private institutions. Representatives of unregistered schools are especially being urged to attend.

The education ministry said training of principals in public schools had already taken place and teachers’ sensitisation sessions would get under way later this month.