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Gleaner continues educational thrust with diGJamaica

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's education system has always been a hot topic, with various aspects of its operations being lambasted or praised. There is one factor that remains a contentious point and that is the imparting of a unique Jamaican identity to the country's youth. This has been primarily left up to the formal education system, but now The Gleaner has once again developed a resource to contribute to the teaching of our nation.

The latest website from The Gleaner, diGJamaica.com, presents a uniquely Jamaican online experience as its core objective is to provide information on Jamaica to Jamaicans and the world.

The offerings to students, teachers and parents extend from a basic explanation of the national symbols and historical eras to charts on environmental protection issues in Jamaica for more advanced students. Information is presented in easy-to-use and easy-to-understand formats like slideshows, motion charts and flipbooks.

Students are encouraged to make use of the Education Resources section that features The Gleaner's Spelling Bee Guides and CSEC Study Guides in searchable flipbook formats, so they can 'thumb' through the digital pages.

Parents can also use diGJamaica to peruse last year's results of the Grade Four Literacy Test and school-inspection reports.

More advanced students could start their search in our Data section, which presents a collection of charts from various statutory bodies and government publications like the Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica.