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JM | Jun 3, 2022

Plans to implement JETC recommendations for education sector now under way

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Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams (right), listens as Chairman of the Jamaica Education Transformation Commission (JETC), Professor Orlando Patterson (centre), speaks with Principal of Kingston College, Dave Myrie, during their visit on Thursday (June 2) (Photo: JIS)

The creation of an implementation plan to execute the recommendations made by the Jamaica
Education Transformation Commission (JETC), in its recently released report to improve the education sector is now underway.

That is the word from Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams, who made the disclosure during a Thursday (June 2) afternoon visit to Kingston College, with Chairman of the Commission, Professor Orlando Patterson.

According to Williams, the plan will be executed in collaboration with the Education Transformation Oversight Committee (ETOC), which is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the progress made.

“[We will be] working with ETOC to ensure Jamaicans understand the priority areas, the sequencing and the progress that’s being made towards getting the implementation of these important recommendations,” said the minister.

Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams (second right), is accompanied by Chairman of the Jamaica Education Transformation Commission (JETC), Professor Orlando Patterson (right);  Regional Director for Kingston and St. Andrew, Dasmine Kennedy, and Principal of Kingston College, Dave Myrie, when she visited the school today (June 2). The aim of the visit was to gather feedback from the relevant stakeholders on the recommendations made  in the JETC report that was released on January 13, 2022.

In the meantime, Patterson informed that following the installation of ETOC’s members, there will be an appointment of an Administrative Officer in the ministry, who will be solely involved in the execution plan across all academic levels.

“We’re hoping all of this will be through by September 2022, so we can start seeing the implementation done step by step,” shared the commission chair.

The ETOC committee will be chaired by Dr Adrian Stokes, financial economist and director of
the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ).

The committee’s appointment was announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during his 2022-2023 Budget Debate presentation in the House of Representatives, on March 17, 2022.

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