Jamaica Teachers’ Association calls for standardization of education programme for gifted children

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is calling for the standardization of an education programme for gifted children.

JTA President Leighton Johnson cites recent reports of a 14-year-old girl being accepted at a local university after excelling at the secondary level.

Mr. Johnson said there is need for a policy position and an accelerated programme that allows gifted children to advance through the various education levels.

He also called for the establishment of a special education centre for children with learning challenges in each parish.

The JTA President noted that for 2024, greater focus will be placed on special education.


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