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October 11, 2021

Grade-Six PEP Exams Begin February 22

Administration of the 2021/22 Primary Exit Profile (PEP) for grade six will begin on February 22, 2022, with the sitting of the Ability Test. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, made…
October 11, 2021

Outstanding Payments Will Be Made To Summer School Teachers By Mid-October

Outstanding payments to teachers who participated in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s National Summer School Programme are to be completed by mid-October. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr.…
October 11, 2021

Cabinet Approves Proposal For Seven Years of Secondary Education

A proposal for the establishment of seven years of secondary education in Jamaica has been approved by Cabinet. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Fayval Williams, who made the…
October 4, 2021

Jamaica Hosts Live2Lead Global Leadership Conference

Jamaica will, for the second consecutive year, host the Live2Lead Global Leadership Conference, slated for Friday (October 8) at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew. This year’s renewal…
October 4, 2021

Government Enables Transparency Through Sharing Of Critical Data – Education Minister

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Fayval Williams, says the Administration is enabling transparency through the sharing of critical data, under the Access to Information Act. The Minister said…
October 4, 2021

Government Committed to Fast Tracking the Review of The Access to Information Act Reforms

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information, the Hon. Robert Morgan says the Government is committed to fast tracking the review of the Access to Information…
September 9, 2021

Character Education In Schools January 2022

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is targeting January 2022 to begin the implementation of character education in schools. Portfolio Minster, Hon. Fayval Williams, in a back-to-school broadcast recently,…
September 3, 2021

Children’s COVID-19 Vaccination Blitz Proceeding Smoothly

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Fayval Williams, says the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination blitz for children, 12-18 years, has been proceeding smoothly at the various designated centres. This, she…
September 2, 2021

No Face-To-Face Classes On First Teaching Day

There will be no face-to-face classes on the first teaching day of the new school year, Monday, September 6. Students will be taught remotely. This was announced by Minister of…