Education Minister Says NEI Report Shows That Gaps Need To Be Filled

first_imgMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) Report, which has identified deficiencies in the sector, is an indication that gaps need to be filled in the system.The Report, which assessed the operation of nearly 1,000 schools, found glaring weaknesses in school leadership and management, and faulty teaching/learning methods.It also found that strong security and wellness programmes exist at many of the nation’s secondary educational institutions, as well as a high level of awareness among students on relevant issues.Speaking at the launch of the Report, held on Tuesday, September 15, at the Overseas Examinations Commission, in St. Andrew, the Minister said no time should be wasted in casting blames for deficiencies in the education system, as all efforts must be made to deliver results for students.“That is why we have to take these reports very seriously; that is why we don’t want any argument that it is not my fault as teacher, or my responsibility, because the home is not right,” the Minister told the audience.He argued that although challenges at some homes might affect the learning of children, there is a responsibility for teachers and Ministry officials to give of their best.“We still have to do our duty, we have to stop making excuses, and we have to stop finding a problem for every solution. Our task is to add value. We now have the empirical tool to do so, there is no excuse,” the Minister emphasised.Meanwhile, Chief Inspector, Maureen Dwyer, said her team of inspectors found that where school leadership focus on the core business of education, staff was inspired, and children eager to learn.“Those leaders were the ones who made the balance between the social side of things, and the academic learning,” she said.The mandate of the NEI is to assess the standards attained by the students in primary and secondary schools at key points in their education, and to report on how well they perform, or improve.The NEI makes recommendations to the Ministry of Education to support improvement in the provision of quality education. The full Report can be obtained at: www.nei.org. RelatedTwo Honoured With Spanish Order of Civil Merit RelatedEvery School To Have Literacy Coordinator FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Education Minister Says NEI Report Shows That Gaps Need To Be Filled EducationSeptember 16, 2015Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedTeachers To Be Trained To Improve The Way Boys Learncenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (left), is joined by public and private sector officials in perusing the 2015 National Education Inspectorate (NEI) Report, at its launch, today (September 15), at the Overseas Examinations Commission, in St. Andrew. From second left are: businessman, R. Danny Williams; Chief Inspector, Maureen Dwyer, and Director General at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock. Story HighlightsMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) Report, which has identified deficiencies in the sector, is an indication that gaps need to be filled in the system.The Report, which assessed the operation of nearly 1,000 schools, found glaring weaknesses in school leadership and management, and faulty teaching/learning methods.It also found that strong security and wellness programmes exist at many of the nation’s secondary educational institutions, as well as a high level of awareness among students on relevant issues. Education Minister Says NEI Report Shows That Gaps Need To Be FilledJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisementslast_img read more

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