In 2021, the Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY) reported that approximately 120,000 students were not engaged in online classes. By March 2022, as face-to-face classes resumed, some 25,000 students were absent.
To combat significant learning loss and get students back on track, the Government has allocated $1 billion for the MOEY Extra Lesson Programme. The classes started in February 2022 and are currently available for registration through the extra lesson portal.
The Extra Lesson Programme is free of cost. Classes are held Monday to Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and include:
- Live Classes
- Self-paced Video Lessons
- Past Paper Review Sessions
- Skills Gap Tests
The extra lesson content includes Mathematics, Language Arts, and Integrated Studies for Grades 1-3; Mathematics, Language Arts/English Language, Science and Social Studies for Grades 4-9; Mathematics and English Language, along with subjects for external exams students are preparing to sit in grades 10 and 11.
Students can sign up on the MOEY Dashboard and will be required to complete a skills gap test to complete registration. Participants in the programme can do either the English or Mathematics test. Once registered, they can scroll through the subject tab and select their desired courses, Mathematics is automatically selected, as a core subject area.
Through this new initiative, the MOEY demonstrates its commitment to its slogan, “Every child must learn, every child can learn”.
For additional information, contact:
Ministry of Education and Youth
2-4 National Heroes Circle
YouTube: @moe Jamaica