How embarrassing is it to speak about a better Jamaica when the Act that governs our education system is 40 years old. Where is 'the better'? Are we really serious about educating the people when we continue to make reference to the Act of 1980 as our guiding light? The 'better' that the Ministry of Education and other Ministries are promising seems to be stuck in reverse and the Education Act seems to be running a stiff competition with Mike Henry to see who can be the oldest. Every forward thinking country around the world has modified their Education Act to reflect the changing times and the needs of their society, however, Jamaica seems to be stuck in a time warp. Every documentation that comes out speaks to the Education Act of 1980 and 40 years later we are still making decisions based on this Act. Where is the justice for the people of Jamaica? The Corrupt Ministry of Education officials and corrupt politicians continue to rape and mismanage the country. When will it end? The Minister of Education, the Permanent Secretary and all the technocrats continue at the tax payer’s expense to host useless and ineffective meetings and implement 'dead-end policies'. Karl Samuda, Dr Grace Mclean and Dr. Kassan Troupe are all clueless and have no idea as to how to move the education system forward. So it is fair to say that between the Ministry of Education and the criminals, the country is being messed up. This is such a sad moment for our country.
Carlene Brown M.A. B.ed. A Jamaican Teacher Living in Stockholm, Sweden
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