Thousands of students are set to benefit from the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and City and Guilds.
The signing will see more Jamaican students accessing certification in Mathematics, English , Engineering, Skills Proficiency Awards and Customer Service by the City & Guilds group.
The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by representatives of the Ministry and City & Guilds during a ceremony at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew, on Wednesday (November 27).
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean,who gave an overview of the partnership said the agreement is an alternative pathway that students can access to achieve higher education. Adding to this the State Minister in the Ministry, Alando Terrelonge noted that there can be no growth and development without empowering, educating and including the nation’s children.
Over the years, the number of Jamaicans sitting City and Guilds’ examinations and attaining qualifications has increased from a few thousand to over 44,000 this year.