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January 13, 2022 | Vision Newspaper |

Taking to social media Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the Launch of the report of the High-Level Commission on Education Transformation.

“This morning, we launched the report of the High-Level Commission on Education Transformation at the Office of the Prime Minister. There is no better way to start this year than to launch the transformation of our education system.

I want to thank Professor Orlando Patterson and all the members of the Commission for devoting their time, energy, knowledge, and passion to the undertaking of this critical, comprehensive review of the nation’s education system.

I also want to thank the stakeholders who’ve engaged with the Commission and presented their thoughts, research, and suggestions.

Some may ask, why the necessity of another comprehensive review of the Education System when, as the Commission says in its report, “a number of the recommendations from the last review in 2004 have not yet been implemented?”

It was necessary to undertake a fresh review because of two main reasons. Firstly, in the nearly two decades since 2004, the world has seen massive change. Many of the things we take for granted today did not even exist in 2004.

Secondly, we are now firmly in the midst of a global technological revolution, the 4th Industrial Revolution, that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another.

This revolution is transforming the way children and young people access information, communicate, learn, and even play. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything we have experienced before.”

SOURCE. Andrew Holness

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