4,000 Students to Benefit from Literacy and Numeracy Interventions

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Jamaica News: Some 4,000 students from 17 primary schools across the island will benefit from initiatives to boost literacy and numeracy under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Youth Education and Recreation Cycle 3 Project.

The $38-million project involves partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and is being implemented in the parishes of St. James, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. Ann.

It is aimed at improving academic performance and general youth development by providing support for educational and recreational activities and programmes.

JSIF Social Development Officer, Shunelle Nevers, told JIS News that a sum of $12 million has been allocated to this tranche of the project, which is focused on improving quality educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy. It is scheduled to run until May 2020.

“We are providing learning and teaching aids and equipment to help the children in these schools to learn in different ways. We are also training 51 teachers –three from each school – to incorporate the new materials in their daily classroom activities,” she noted.

Miss Nevers told JIS News that already, schools in Kingston and St. Andrew have been equipped with the necessary materials.

Mines and Geology Division gets Equipment (JIS)

All schools should be provided with the required equipment by the end of August, to commence activities for the new school year.

In addition, maths and literacy coaches in the selected schools have participated in workshops as part of a ‘train the trainer’ exercise and are now mandated to impart the knowledge gained to their colleagues.

Miss Nevers said that the trainers will have up to December 2019 to provide the schedule for JSIF and the Education Ministry personnel to go into the schools and monitor the training activities.

The Ministry and JSIF will also monitor how the equipment is being utilised in the classrooms to enhance learning.


Source: JIS News

NOTE: If you have a real-life experience send Mckoy’s News your CONFESSION, GOSSIP or DEAR MCKOY to [email protected] we will publish. We don’t publish names and locations so your personal information will be protected. Send us now!!!!!

© 2019 www.mckoysnews.com. All Rights Reserved.
All material and other digital content on www.mckoysnews.com may not be reproduced, published, broadcasted, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from Mckoy’s News www.mckoysnews.com


Send us your feedback, news items, community sports or events, real life stories, Dear McKoy, photos and/or videos to WhatsApp 1-876-353-1389 Or Email [email protected]

Great Ads Deal – Advertise With Us

The ultimate diary of confessions.: Volume 1 Book

Related Posts

Recent Posts

The ultimate diary of confessions.: Volume 1 Book