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  • The Ministry of Education has completed work on the drafting of a revised curriculum for students in grades one to nine.
  • the revised document, which was developed by the Ministry’s Curriculum Unit, aims to “shift the whole axis of education".
  • Revision of the curriculum is the first such comprehensive exercise undertaken “for many years”.

The Ministry of Education has completed work on the drafting of a revised curriculum for students in grades one to nine of the school system, which they hope to fully implement by 2016.

Portfolio Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, who unveiled the draft during a special media breakfast hosted by the Ministry at the Courtleigh Hotel, New Kingston, on Friday, December 13, said the revised document, which was developed by the Ministry’s Curriculum Unit, aims to “shift the whole axis of education, of (the quality of) knowledge we are offering our children…towards the excitement of critical judgment and analysis.”

Rev. Thwaites pointed out that revision of the curriculum, which commenced under his predecessor, is the first such comprehensive exercise undertaken “for many years”.

“It’s an extended process, and in due course, this (document), which is being piloted in several schools will, I am told, be available to all. By 2016 we trust that this will be fully refined, teachers fully trained, and it will herald a new kind of approach to knowledge,” the Minister said.