Minister of Training and Youth, Hon. Fayval Williams, talking at a press convention of the Training Transformation and Oversight Committee (ETOC) on Thursday at Jamaica Home in Kingston. (Picture: JIS)
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Training and Youth says it is going to conduct a pilot undertaking for using photo voltaic vitality in colleges.
The Minister of Portfolio, Fayval Williams, mentioned that the check will happen in 30 establishments within the first quarter of 2023 “after which, relying on the outcomes, that’s one thing that we are going to look to measure in our colleges. “
Williams famous that photo voltaic programs can scale back prices related to cooling lecture rooms.
“To the extent that we will use extra photo voltaic vitality in our colleges, you will note what our kids have in a extra snug surroundings, which can enhance their instructing and studying,” he mentioned.
Williams spoke throughout a press convention of the Training Transformation and Oversight Committee (ETOC) held at Jamaica Home in Kingston on Thursday.
Giving an replace on the undertaking to equip colleges with broadband web, Williams indicated that 554 establishments have been contracted for the service, of which 377 have entry to “satisfactory broadband connections”.
“Once we speak about satisfactory broadband connections, we actually imply that. An evaluation is manufactured from all the colleges…and a call is made (on) how a lot broadband connection we must always allocate to them colleges,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the ministry will proceed to get the connection for different establishments.
Thursday’s press convention offered an replace on progress in implementing the suggestions from the 2021 ‘Reform of Training in Jamaica’ report, which was created by the Professor Orlando Patterson-chaired Jamaica Training Transformation Fee.
The ETOC, chaired by Dr Adrian Stokes, was appointed to observe implementation.
Various precedence areas had been recognized within the report, masking governance and accountability; early childhood training; the instructing curriculum and trainer coaching; tertiary training; technical and vocational training and coaching; infrastructure and expertise; monetary, and different areas.