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Holness calls for digitisation of school records

Published:Friday | May 16, 2014 | 9:06 AM

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.



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