Book industry, ministry agree to expand supplementary booklist
THE Ministry of Education yesterday agreed to expand the supplementary booklist being developed by the ministry.
The agreement was reached following a meeting with Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites and representatives of the Book Industry Association (BIAJ).
The meeting agreed that additional books, previously not included on the supplementary list, will be considered for inclusion after being reviewed by the Ministry of Education to ensure that they meet the ministry's quality standards and appropriately cover the respective curricula.
"The BIAJ will, therefore, submit copies of these additional books to the ministry this week," a ministry release said. "It was agreed that, once these books have been reviewed and deemed suitable, they would be added to the supplementary list generated by the Ministry of Education. Schools will then be better able to decide which books to use," said the release.
The BIAJ and the ministry, at the same time, agreed to continue working together in the interest of educating the nation's children.