Kingston, Jamaica:

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) welcomes the announcement made by Prime Minister the Most Honourable Andrew Holness of the appointment of a Commission on Education Transformation.

The PSOJ has long believed that human capital development is one of the critical pillars on which true economic sustainability will be realized and has included it as part of the overarching strategy.

The formation of this Commission, with a diverse and experienced board chaired by the erudite Professor Orlando Patterson, is a step in the right direction. We wholeheartedly support the mandate of conducting a comprehensive review and assessment of Jamaica’s education system including its structure and operations. More importantly, we anticipate the recommendations of the Commission accompanied by an execution plan with deliverables, timelines and key performance metrics that when achieved we are sure will augur well for all Jamaica.