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Opposition calls for intervention in schools with low NEI grade
2013-06-06 14:28:04 | (0 Comments)
The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party, says the education ministry must immediately intervene in the five schools that the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) says need immediate support.
The schools are the Bellevue Primary and Junior High, Linton Park All Age, Glengoffe, Lewisville and the Spanish Town high schools.
Spanish Town is headed by president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, Clayton Hall while Glengoffe was labelled a failing school by former education minister, Andrew Holness in 2011.
Opposition Spokesperson on Education, Marissa Dalrymple Philibert says the causes for the classification are complex and the Education Ministry must begin an immediate investigation aimed at improving the schools.
She says there is no time to waste and stakeholders must take action now.
The five schools were among 205 inspected between September 2011 and March last year to establish a baseline of the quality of educational output.
The schools were inspected for their leadership and management, teaching support, students’ attainment and students’ progress.
The report also inspected students’ personal and social development, use of the human and material resources, curriculum and enhancement programmes and safety, security, health and wellbeing.
Of the 205, 115 or 56 per cent of the schools were rated as ineffective with only 90 being classified as effective.
The chief inspectorate's report said 11 of the ineffective schools were classified as emerging satisfactory based on evidence of efforts to improve performance.
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