Holness calls for digitisation of school records
Orantes Moore, Gleaner Writer
The Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, has called for the Education Ministry to implement a national initiative to digitise school records.
Holness made the call more than a week after a fire at the Tacky High School in St Mary, set by robbers.
All of the school’s records were destroyed in the fire.
According to Holness, a digital system for storing important academic information is essential.
He pointed out that modern technology is in place to allow for Jamaica to preserve critical records in a digital format.
Holness also says during his time as Education Ministry, he started a programme of creating an education management system, where a central repository would have been established to store records.
He said the education ministry needs to move urgently to fast track the implementation of the system.
FOR MORE STORIES WATCH: