PM Holness Committed to Combatting Learning Loss


Acknowledging that there are significant challenges in the education system today due to the effects of Covid-19, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says many of our students are not learning at the level, pace and stage at which they would be, were they in the usual face to face learning modality.

He says the Government is concerned that this cohort of grade 6 students would be behind as they transition to grade 7 but that the Government is not going to allow that to affect the remainder of their education cycle.

Mr. Holness also emphasized that the Government is developing a new framework for broadband internet access across the length and breadth of Jamaica to ensure that every Jamaican household can access broadband internet whether through wired service or wireless service.

He says the planning is far advanced and the programme itself should be at an advanced stage of completion within two years.