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PNP launches education and training commission

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones
Commission member, Opposition Spokesperson on Education, Ronnie Thwaites. - File Photo

The opposition People's National Party today launched a Commission on Education and Training.

The commission dubbed Education and Training Re-Imagined is geared at providing a platform for debate, dialogue, and a consensus around an appropriate policy and funding framework for driving and sustaining the transformation and modernisation of the education and training system at every level.

The Elaine Foster-Allen chaired seven-member commission has five main deliverables:

– A comprehensive road map to reposition Jamaica’s education and training system, consistent with Vision 2030 but also articulating a vision and signposts up to 2050.

– Redefined metrics/scorecard for measuring the efficiency, performance, progress, or the quality of education.

– Recommendation of structures and approaches to promote equity and social justice for all.

–Recommendations for the repositioning of teacher education development.

– Recommendations to promote learning at all levels of the education and training system.

The other members of the commission are Patricia Sutherland, Dr Christopher Clarke, Petrona McLeod, Gary Francis, Heather Murray and Patrick Barrett (aka Tony Rebel) with Opposition Spokesperson on Education, Ronnie Thwaites, as ex officio. 

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