http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/images/logo_alone.pngBy Nadine Wilson. THE island's education administrators are hoping that Parliament will this year pass legislation empowering them to ensure compulsory registration of all tertiary institutions and to close those performing below standard in order to protect students.
"We have in excess of 54 tertiary institutions for a population of 2.7 million and not all of them are meeting the standard, because it is possible to register your company as a university and begin offering [programmes] and these are some of the things that we hope to avoid," said Jean Hastings, director of the Education System Transformation Programme. Read more...