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This PowerPoint is a run through of a section of the Jamaica vision 2030 document which speaks to secondary graduates who leave school under-qualified. It gives some statistics and issues as well as …

This PowerPoint is a run through of a section of the Jamaica vision 2030 document which speaks to secondary graduates who leave school under-qualified. It gives some statistics and issues as well as the government's plans to alleviate these issues.

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  • 1. The Issues and Solutions Secondary school leavers do not attain standards necessary to access further education, training and/or decent work and be productive and successful Jamaicans Presented by: Stephen Jones, RhoalWright, Shevanese Walsh
  • 2. VISION 2030 JAMAICA NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
  • 3. Low Attendance = Chronic Underachievement Attendance/Yr Present Absent 65%35%
  • 4. Students Perform Below their Grade Level Grade Level Above Below 40-50% 40 – 50% Below their grade Level Approximately 300,000 children 50%
  • 5. Qualified Secondary Graduates Qualified Secondary Graduates Qualified Not Qualified 20% 80%
  • 6. Equip all faculties especially science and the vocational areas with appropriate equipment.
  • 7. Establish standards for secondary schools. For example: class size, qualifications and skill requirements of teachers, and resources to support the curriculum.
  • 8. Everyone Can Learn: Implement and sustain a system of early detection and referral of children with special needs Everyone Must Learn
  • 9. Develop and implement a strategy aimed at improving performance for the lower secondary level (Grades 7-9)
  • 10. Create and maintain an efficientTeaching Framework to enhance CSEC performance
  • 11. Create mechanisms that would enable the school system to integrate new and emerging technologies and ideas to improve the teaching and learning process.
  • 12. Establish Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality Assurance measures (e.g. establish M&E services at each Regional Education Authority)
  • 13. Institutionalize a structured Citizenship Education (Character Education/Values and Attitude Programme) within the curriculum for implementation in all  Train and equip teachers with the necessary skill for implantation
  • 14. Provide adequate instructional and resource manuals and materials to support this programme. Institutionalize a Learning Mentorship programme