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MINISTER OF EDUCATION Ronald Jones is not afraid of rubbing people the wrong way when it comes to improving the quality of education in Barbados.
He says he is finished “hiding” and has in fact concluded that the sector is being “short-changed”.
The minister was speaking at the Education For All Stakeholders’ Forum at United Nations House, Hastings, Christ Church, yesterday, where the six goals identified by the World Education Forum to be met by 2015 were under scrutiny. Barbados is among the 164 governments that pledged to achieve those goals. Improving the quality of education is encompassed in the last one.
Of major concern to Jones was the fact that with more than $600 million plugged into education in the last year alone, there were still some unresolved qualitative issues that spoke to the delivery of education.