Education blueprint approved
The Cabinet has approved the official blue print for the transformation of the education system by the year 2020.
The National Education Strategic Plan is linked to the Vision 2030 national development plan and is consistent with the recommendations of the 2004 Task Force on Education Reform in Jamaica.
The education ministry says the objectives of the plan include providing access to quality education to all children; achievement of universal literacy and at least 85 per cent numeracy by 2015; and providing a safe and secure school environment.
It also aims to attract and retain well-qualified teachers and enable all learners to manage challenges and achieve their developmental goals through integrated curriculum offerings and support services.
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, says the plan is far advanced and the necessary monitoring and evaluation of the initiatives are being undertaken to achieve the strategic objectives.
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