Samuda Decries Inequity In Education System


Acting Education Minister, Karl Samuda, is decrying an inequity in opportunities for children in the school system. 

He was addressing the Jamaica Teachers’ Association 55th Annual General Conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James.

He addressed concerns about the placement of students, who sat the Primary Exit Profile, PEP.

Minister Samuda says the inequality that exists in the education system is harmful. 

He also called on the JTA to give their stamp of approval for the new primary school-leaving the exam. 

He says PEP will illuminate the levels of inequality that is present in the school system.                   

Karl Samuda, Acting Education Minister, speaking this week at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s 55th Annual General Conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

One thought on “Samuda Decries Inequity In Education System

  1. Mark Trought

    Samuda wants the JTA to give approval to an exam that is still not properly implemented. Well I am not surprised because as usual it is more talk talk talk. It is more like a talk supermarket now because talk shop too small for these politicians


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