IMF Watch: Backing For Thwaites’ Decision To Curtail Study-Leave Privileges

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites

Earl Jarrett, general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), has come out publicly to endorse Education Minister Ronald Thwaites’ decision to curtail study leave privileges currently enjoyed by the nation’s teachers.

The Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies ‘IMF Agreement’ outlines various structural reforms with the aim of enabling “spending on education to be more efficient and effective” (MEFP¶39). In particular, one such measure is to reform the current study leave policies to take account of the new hiring policy.

JNBS-Earl Jarrett
General Manager JNBS Earl Jarrett

Read more on what the JNBS general manager speaking at an educational leadership symposium held at the Knutsford Court Hotel had to say in support of the Minister here and diG even further for more information on the other measures in MEFP ¶39 to achieve efficient and effective spending on education here.

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