Gov’t Urged to show More Commitment to Education


The government is being urged to give teachers a meaningful increase in salaries and improve schools, to show its commitment to education.

Jamaica Teachers Association, JTA President Winston Smith made the call at yesterday’s church service to mark education week at the Brown’s Town Tabernacle church in St. Ann.

He said the JTA believes in early childhood education which is the foundation of the system.

His support for the sector and calls for government action follows a report last week from the Early Childhood Commission which indicated that nearly half of the early childhood institutions across the country did not meet the commission’s standards.

There are 2,373 early childhood institutions, 44% or 1056 schools inspected did not meet the half the standards.