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JTA reserves comment on education inspectorate's damning report

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2013 | 3:25 PM

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is reserving comment for now on the latest findings of the National Education Inspectorate (NEI), which points to unsatisfactory teaching support and leadership and management in 205 schools it inspected.



Speaking with the Gleaner/ Power 106 News Centre today, JTA president Clayton Hall said the association needed to gather its thoughts on the matter before commenting.



In a draft summary report obtained by The Sunday Gleaner, the NEI said 88 schools were deemed unsatisfactory for teaching and learning and were in need of immediate support; while 40 per cent or 86 schools were performing unsatisfactorily because of poor leadership and management.



The NEI found that human and material resources were also unsatisfactory in 57 of the 205 schools, while 62 schools received a poor grade for curriculum enhancement programmes.



Overall, the NEI found that student attainment was unsatisfactory in 142 of the 205 schools. The report of the chief inspector is yet to be tabled in Parliament.



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