Several primary school teachers will participate in development sessions this month, aimed at enhancing their competence in areas of numeracy and literacy.
This was disclosed by Chief Education Officer in the Ministry, Grace McLean, at the official launch of ‘Camp Summer Plus 2013’ at the Ministry’s Heroes Circle offices in Kingston, on Wednesday, July 3.
She said the training will ensure that students, with the assistance of teachers and parents, are able to maximise their full potential.
“We have recognised that there needs to be re-implementation of the official reading programme of the Ministry of Education. If it means that we have to forego sections of the curriculum to ensure that our students are developing according to the basic levels of literacy and numeracy that is required before they move on to the curriculum, then we are committed to ensuring that that is done,” she said.
Camp Summer Plus, which is in its third year, involves collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Jamaica Basic Education Project.
A total of 375 grade three students, who are performing below grade level, will receive critical assistance through the programme.
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