Prime Minister Andrew Holness has named a 14-member high-level Commission on Education Transformation.
It will be responsible for conducting a comprehensive review and assessment of Jamaica’s education system including its structure and operations.
The commission will also recommend actions for change.
According to Holness, the Professor Orlando Patterson-chaired commission is expected to produce its report by March 2021.
The last major assessment of the education system was undertaken in 2004 by the Task Force on Educational Reform with Dr Rae Davis as chairman.
Speaking at Wednesday’s launch of the Education Transformation Commission Patterson said there was a learning crisis in Jamaica.
"We have succeeded in placing people in school but… what they are learning isn’t much to be desired."
Patterson, a Jamaican, is John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University in the United States.
He previously held faculty appointments at the University of the West Indies and the London School of Economics.
Members of the Commission:
Article from: The Gleaner