In a recent statement, Education Minister Fayval Williams addressed concerns about Jamaica’s low tertiary education enrollment rates compared to other English-speaking Caribbean countries. Noting recent data presented at the UWI Colloquium indicating enrollment below 30 percent, Minister Williams acknowledged the pressing need for improvement. Minister Williams emphasized the government’s commitment to exploring alternative funding models for tertiary education, underscoring the forthcoming Higher Education Act aimed at bolstering enrollment and overall educational standards. Despite acknowledging the deficiency, she pointed out the increasing number of local tertiary institutions and the government’s active efforts to streamline the country’s educational landscape. Furthermore, Minister Williams emphasized the direct impact of supporting tertiary studies on Jamaica’s national development, reaffirming the government’s unwavering dedication to enhancing the country’s educational outlook. Watch the report:

Watch the report: Major Stories – CVM TV