As the Government seeks to transform the education sector, the Jamaica Education Transformation Commission, JETC, is engaging with academic institutions island-wide for feedback on current policies and recommendations.

This follows the release of the JETC report earlier this year, which outlined recommendations to the Government for the advancement of the sector.

Leading the discussions is Chairman of the Commission, Professor Orlando Patterson, who is on a two-week working visit to the island.

He’s expected to leave on Wednesday, June 8.

Professor Patterson started his school visits with May Pen Primary and Glenmuir High Schools in Clarendon, as well as Church Teachers’ College in Manchester on May 30.

Professor Patterson says he’s visiting schools he considers to be either “good, bad or average”.

He noted that while he believes the Government strongly supports the report’s recommendations, he will continue to encourage more resources to be allocated to the pre-primary and primary academic levels.