Cabinet has approved the issuing of drafting instruction to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to develop legislation for the establishment of a Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission. This commission will be the national oversight body for the tertiary education system.
Making the disclosure January 19 at the first post-Cabinet Press Briefing for 2011, Minister with responsibility for Information, Daryl Vaz said that the Commission will perform regulatory, developmental and planning functions for the sector.
He said a major issue affecting the tertiary sector in Jamaica is the lack of any single regulatory authority to provide oversight and governance, which has led to unbridled and fragmented growth. The sector Mr. Vaz said is now badly in need of being rationalised and coordinated to be more in line with national priorities and developmental goals.
Issued by: The Office of the Prime Minister