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September 11, 2022

Gov’t Focussed on Closing Gap in Education

The main goal of transforming Jamaica’s education system is to close the inequality gap in students’ learning experiences and outcomes, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has said. He…
September 11, 2022

Over 25,000 Classroom Spaces Available Under the Sixth form Pathway Programme

Over 25,000 classroom spaces are now available for secondary students under the Ministry of Education and Youth’s Sixth Form Pathway Programme. These have been provided at tertiary institutions mapped to…
September 11, 2022

Work to Implement Recommendations in Reform of Education Report Underway

The Ministry of Education and Youth is in the process of establishing the requisite internal units to execute recommendations outlined in the ‘Reform of Education in Jamaica 2021 Report’. Prime…
September 11, 2022

Outstanding Educators Receive PM’s Medal of Appreciation

The Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education was presented to 80 educators on Thursday (September 8), for their outstanding contributions to the sector. The presentation ceremony, which…
September 11, 2022

Education Minister Commends Male Students Performing Well in CSEC and CAPE

Minister of Education and Youth, Hon. Fayval Williams, has commended male students on their performance in this year’s secondary-level external examinations. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday (September 7),…
September 11, 2022

Education Ministry Reports Successful Start to 2022/23 Academic Year

The Ministry of Education and Youth is reporting a successful first day of the full resumption of schools for the 2022/23 academic year. This is the first time that the…
September 11, 2022

Improved Performances in Several CSEC and CAPE Subjects

Improvements have been made in several subject areas by students who sat this year’s secondary-school external examinations, according to the Ministry of Education and Youth. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams,…
September 11, 2022

Education Ministry to Spend $2 Billion on Textbooks

The Ministry of Education and Youth is to spend $2 billion on textbooks this academic year, of which $1 billion is for primary schools and $1 billion for high schools.…