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Jamaica: Prime Minister committed to combatting learning loss

Acknowledging that there are significant challenges in the education system today due to the effects of Covid-19, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says many of our students are not learning at the level, pace and stage at which they would be, were they in the usual face to face learning modality.

He says the Government is concerned that this cohort of grade 6 students would be behind as they transition to grade 7 but that the Government is not going to allow that to affect the remainder of their education cycle.

“Whatever we have to do,” he said “to catch up on what you (students) have lost and to ensure that you (students) have the foundation skills to advance to higher learning, the Government is committed to ensuring that this is done.”

The Prime Minister made the commitment as he addressed a gathering of students and parents at the Calabar Infant, Primary and Junior High School in Central Kingston on Friday, May 14, during a tablet distribution ceremony.

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