The Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin spoke at a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday where she addressed changes being made to the National High School Diploma Programme among other things.
Hanna-Martin established the National High School Diploma Commission summer 2022 to review the program and make recommendations for changes. “They comprise a multi disciplinary grouping, some educators, some are corporate persons, you know just the whole array of individuals who form this committee and they have made recommendations and I have to go back to Cabinet one issue but I believe that I will be able to shortly announce the variations or reforms that we will be implementing for the High School Diploma,” she said.
Hanna-Martin went further saying, “we know that there were anomalies, we know that it lead to marginalization of many young people and we also know that education has a much broader spectrum than a purely academic spectrum and so were looking at the range of learning without reducing standards.”
The Education Minister said that the work of the Commission is complete and there should be an announcement within days of the final construct of the new high school diploma.