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Education council reports improvement in school board appointments

Published:Monday | August 26, 2013 | 9:53 AM

The National Council on Education says it has seen an improvement in the speed and efficiency with which school boards are being appointed.

Merris Murray, the Executive Director of the council says as at July 13, boards had been appointed for the 164 public schools in Region One, comprising Kingston and St Andrew.

In region two, which comprises Portland, St Mary and St Thomas boards were appointed in 171 schools.

In Region Three, which includes St Ann and Trelawny boards were appointed in 123 schools.

Murray says most of the boards for schools in other parishes have been constituted.

She also says the National Council on Education has distributed about two thousand copies of a handbook developed to guide school boards on their roles and responsibilities.

Murry says the book complements training workshops on governance issues for school boards.

The Ministry of Education has been on a drive to improve the processes and procedures for board appointments.


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