‘Education and Crime’ report not meant to 'shame' anyone, says Thwaites 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has said the identification of 18 schools by the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) report, ‘Education and Crime’, linking them to high levels of criminality is not to be seen as an attempt to "shame" anyone.
The Minister was responding to criticism from several quarters following his unveiling of the report in Parliament on Tuesday at which point he also outlined measures to deal with the problems identified.
In one of the latest instance Generation 2000, the young professional arm of the Jamaica Labour Party, has said while the organisation welcomes moves for intervention, especially in high schools which have had a record of under-performance, for the Minister to single out 18 high schools, based on what can be best described as spurious linkages between the schools and their potential to create criminals, is “a travesty of the highest order and reveals a flawed approach by the Minister”.

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