Prime Minister Stresses Need to Address Gender-Based Performance Gap in Schools

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the performance gap between genders in the education system must be addressed.

The Prime Minister noted that as a Sustainable Development Goal, the gender gap in education is often overlooked.

The Prime Minister was speaking yesterday at a Sustainable Development Goal Lecture at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.

He says if the gap isn’t addressed the country will have a labour crisis.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness reaffirmed Jamaica’s commitments to the international Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.

However, he says the country’s Achilles heel is a failure to implement.

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