Jamaica puts criminals in prison at 39 per cent of the average rate of our geographic and Caricom neighbours, while our homicide rate is 346 per cent higher. Jamaica's tax-to-GDP ratio in 2018 (27.8%) was above the LAC average (23.1%)¹ in this year's Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean publication by 4.7 percentage points and below the OECD average (34.3%). (May 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) This article is about the demographic features of the population of Jamaica , including population density , education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. Hunger in Jamaica is largely a reflection of racial inequality. Migration in Jamaica A COUNTRY PROFILE 2018 International Organization for Migration Dominica Drive, The Towers, 6th Floor, Kingston 5, Jamaica Tel: +876 968 0569 | Fax: +876 920 4262 Migration in Jamaica A COUNTRY PROFILE 2018. In 2018, Jamaica's population density was estimated at nearly 271 people per square kilometer, up from almost 270 inhabitants per square kilometer a year earlier. Progress and Completion in Education. About 99.7 percent of students in Jamaica have access to primary education, and another 83 percent have access to secondary education. So, after an average of 96% of enrollments in primary education, we have an average of 88% of students that actually finish and successfully graduate from High School in a state of literacy. The first section presents information on the country coverage and methodology of the 2018 Statistical Update. That’s one of the highest such disparities in the world. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has partnered with Microsoft to provide, free of cost, 500,000 Microsoft Office 365 Education Software licences to students … Read More News 5 UNESCO (2009), Global Education Digest 2009, annex Table 1. General Information. Key demographic indicators for Jamaica: Under-Five Mortality Rate, Population. Our tools allow individuals and organizations to discover, visualize, model, and present their data and the world’s data to facilitate better decisions and better outcomes. Effective immunization for children, a ban on smoking in public and a reduction of the new cases of HIV/AIDS are also noted achievements of Jamaica’s health system. 2012-2018. ... ©2020 UNESCO Institute of Statistics. The World Bank EdStats All Indicator Query holds over 4,000 internationally comparable indicators that describe education access, progression, completion, literacy, teachers, population, and expenditures. Read Across Jamaica Brings Out The Joy Of Reading! See latest Stats News and Views December 2019 Available for Download Now . Roll-Out of National School Leaving Certificate in Sept. New School Year Brings Opportunity for Renewal – Senator Reid, NPSC Receives Assistance in Home-School Relationship Programme, Education Ministry Deploying 100 Mathematics Coaches to Schools Islandwide, Education Ministry Launches Mathematics Development Programme, Walker’s Place of Safety to be Rebuilt As State-of-the-Art Facility, United Way Donates $1.47 Million to Six Basic Schools, Employers Should Diversify Job Requirements – Education Minister, Parents Urged to Start Saving Early for Children’s Tertiary Education, Furniture, Funds Already Delivered to Schools, Corporate Jamaica Urged to Support Brain Builders Programme, High School Students Receive Scholarships from PAEF, Education Ministry Stages Sensitisation Sessions for Parents, Seaview Gardens Primary Nurturing Young Scientists, Education Ministry Working with BIAJ in Preparation for PEP, Parents Encouraged to Help Children Focus on Tertiary Education, Education Minister Hails NPSC as Catalyst for Social Change, 50 Animation Instructors Trained under Youth Employment Project, Tertiary Education System Being Restructured, Education Ministry Urges Private-Sector Support for Maths Thrust, Entrepreneurship Classes in All High Schools September, Gov’t Providing $8.39b in High School Budgetary Support for 2018/19 Academic Year, PEP Will Better Enable Teachers to Design Lesson Plans, Education Ministry and Parent-Teacher Association to Stage PEP Sessions, Education Ministry Partners With Mexico to Preserve Records, Government to Train More Young Persons Through HEART/NTA, Education Ministry to Increase Promotion of TVET in Secondary Schools, Gov’t Increasing Focus on Skills Training, Retired Vice Principal Elated to Receive PM’s Medal of Appreciation, More Fathers Encouraged To Get Involved In Education System, PM Says Sixth-Form Option Provides Opportunity to Develop Leadership Skills, Schools Benefiting From Leadership Training of Principals, Distinguished Educator Recognised for his Service to Education, Education Minister says PEP will Better Prepare Students for High School, 600 Maths Coaches to Benefit from Book Merchant’s Training Workshop, High-School Students to Benefit from Hospitality Programme, Jean Hastings Honoured for Contribution to Education Transformation, More Children with Disabilities to Receive Early Stimulation, Senators Begin Debate on Child Diversion Bill, JSIF Hands Over Equipment to Protect Teachers and Students from Fire, Educator Receives PM’s Medal for Nearly 40 Years of Service, Non-Traditional High School Students Awarded for Academic Excellence, McLean: No Parental Aid - PEP Performance Task Will Challenge Students To Apply Knowledge, Green To Appoint Board Of Visitors For Children's Facilities, Ministry Understands Parents' PEP Anxieties, PEP To Place Students On Suitable Learning Pathway - Officials, Young People Encouraged to Acquire Skills, Ground Broken for Additional Classrooms at Immaculate, Govt Focussed on Equity and Inclusion in Education, All High Schools Equipped With Metal Detectors, Special Education Policy to be Submitted to Cabinet, First Transitional Complex for Children in State Care to be Opened In August, State Minister Highlights Importance of Sport in Schools, No Fallout in GSAT Results from ZOSOS, SOE, Education Ministry, UWI Partnering to Provide Teacher-Training Scholarships, Ministry Places Full GSAT Cohort In High Schools - Says Zoning Inevitable, Improved Performances in Four GSAT Subjects, New Curriculum for Intellectually Challenged Students, Youth Innovation Centres Can Help to Fight Crime – Green, Study to Improve Health and Well-Being of Children, Children Warned Not to Overshare Personal Information Online, Youth Employment and Digital Animation Project Moved to OPM, Grade-Five Students to Sit Mock Performance Task Test, Reid To Heighten Focus On Early Childhood Learning, Gov’t Enabling Greater Youth Participation in Decision-Making, More Children with Special Needs to be Reached, Education Ministry to Intensify Outreach for ‘Zero-To-Three’ Initiative, Education Ministry to Re-Introduce the Truancy Officer Programme in Schools, Gov’t Allocates $50 Million for Wheelchair Ramps in Schools Project, School Board Members Attend Training Sessions, New Facilities for Early Stimulation Programme, Government and Teachers Sign Wage Agreement, Government to Build New Schools to Tackle Shift System, Declaration on Higher Education Emerges from Two-Day Summit, Gov’t Looking to Create Integrated Higher Education System, Youth Ministry to Establish Access Points to Assist Youth, Decline in the Number of Children Reported Missing, $1.2 Billion Injected Into National Service Corps, Gov’t Working with Family Life Ministries to Establish Privately Run Foster-Care Programme, Dispute Resolution Foundation School Suspension Intervention Programme Yielding Success, Education Minister Cites Reading as Key to Primary Exit Profile Student Preparations, Multipurpose Classroom Being Built at Granville Place of Safety, CHASE Fund Commits $120M to Early-Childhood Certification Programme, Education Ministry to Establish Two Day-Care Centres in Each Constituency, Prime Minister Calls on Parents to Desist from Keeping Children out of School, Private Sector Urged to Increase Support for Financially Challenged Students, Young Persons Encouraged to Pursue Career Options in Geoscience, Education Minister Calls on Students to Plan for Tuition Fees and to Join JAMVAT, Bog Walk High Introduces Programme to Recognise Boys, Spanish-Jamaican Foundation Pays for Students’ Exams, Ministry Determined to Reduce Violence in Schools – Chief Education Officer, Greater emphasis placed on STEM deliberate, says MOE, 7-year high school programme to start September, MOE's special ed policy to be ready for September, Lady Allen Launches 2018 I Pledge Reading Programme, Mentorship Programme for Youth Exiting State Care, Review of Tertiary Education Funding Arrangements Being Considered, PM Lauds CAP Students on their Performance on the International Stage, Prime Minister Lauds Educators of Bog Walk High School, New $16M Multipurpose Building Opened at St. Augustine Place of Safety, Teachers Should Not Fear Pending Licensing Regime – Education Minister, Education Minister Expresses Condolences to Family and Friends of Late Eltham High Teacher, Education Minister Expects Improvement in Math Results, More Than 500 Young Persons to Be Certified Through HOPE, Ministry of Youth celebrates Jamaicans elected to Commonwealth Youth Council executive, More Teachers to Be Trained in Restorative Justice, Education Ministry and JCF to Stage Anti-Gang Week, Education Ministry to Embark on One-Year Maths Promotion, Affirm Our Children – National Child Month Committee, Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation Certifies First 150 Persons, Ward of State Among Three Recommended for Gallantry Award, Unattached Youth Encouraged to Register for Skills-Based Programmes, Mcclaren Family Hands Over Training Facility to Heart Trust/NTA, NEI report shows improvements in all eight school indicators, Stacey Taylor wins! Participation in Education. Written by: Chris ... Data from the 2016/17 Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey showed that one in two Jamaicans or 54 per cent were overweight or obese. October 12, 2018. Ruel Reid, 35,000 Pieces of Furniture Being Distributed to Schools, Gov’t Targeting Increased Use of Technology in Education, Education Ministry Rolls out Pilot Rural School Bus System September, Revised Standards for Teacher Education Available by October, Rural Educators Ready for New School Year, Education Minister Reiterates that Parents’ Contribution is Not Compulsory, Tertiary students urged to use critical thinking to advance country, Multiple Education Pathways At Secondary Level, Education Matters: Guidelines For PE And Contact Sports In Schools, Gov’t Placing Greater Focus On Advancing Early Childhood Education, 440 Scholarships Awarded to Stem Student Teachers, Education State Minister Urges Skilled Parents to Become Volunteers, Government Committed to Providing High-Quality Education – Minister, Plans Well Advanced for National Mentorship Scheme, Government Working to Achieve Teacher-Pupil Ratio of 1:25, Parents Urged to Educate Children About their Safety, Education System Must be Re-engineered- PM Holness, 900 youngsters participate in National Children's Summit, Minister Floyd Green leads a delegation to Commonwealth Youth Ministers Conference, Education Minister Apologises Again - Reid Vows To Work With Teachers, Overseas Examinations Commission To Invest Millions In Technology For Schools, Improved Pass Rates for 18 of 34 Subjects in CSEC, Improved Showing For Non-Traditional CXC Subjects, Robert Miller | Don’t Shut Out The Children, Maths Passes Up But Ministry Reports Drop In Sciences and English Language, Services in Child Protection Sector Being Streamlined, Maths Coaches and Specialists to Attend Training Workshop, 60 Students Awarded $4 Million in Scholarships and Bursaries, TVET Critical in Advancing Economic Development of Jamaica, Students Benefitting from Supervised School Intervention Programme, PM Launches Youth Summer Employment Programme, Education Ministry seeks to clarify schools funding policy, Govt Looking to Double Tertiary Enrollment by 2030, Education Ministry Providing $226.3 Million in Support to Seven Named Schools, Reid warns of 'strong action' against schools that breach fee policy, Jamaicans Have a Responsibility to Report Child Abuse – Senator Reid, Diaspora Members Make Donations to Education Sector, Diaspora Conference | Reid Backs Diaspora In Public-Private Alliance On Early Childhood Education, 50 Infant Departments To Be Established at Primary Schools, Diaspora Urged to Utilise Education Trust for School Donations, Integrated Assault On Violence Against Children Takes Shape, Education Minister Says Sector Must Respond to Needs of Industry, Coffee Production To Be Introduced In School Curriculum, 900 regional primary school teachers to receive training in mathematics, 50 Children Graduate from Early Stimulation Programme, CCTVs to be Installed in Secondary Schools, Education Ministry Commences Procurement Process for Literature Texts, Principals and Teachers Invited to Apply for Lasco Awards, USAID Provides US$3 Million for Safety and Security In Schools Project, Schools Urged to Participate in Youth Environment Advocacy Programme, Education Meaningless Without Values, Says Reid, Community Colleges Providing Access to Affordable Tertiary Education, Education Ministry Disburses $1.4 Billion in Subventions to Schools, PM's National Youth Awards Nomination Form, Education ministry signs deal to offer students free access to Microsoft Office 365 tools, Education Ministry Begins Inspection of Schools, Students Honoured by National Child Month Committee, Education Matters | Aspiring Principals’ Programme Prepares Effective Leaders, 1500 Unattached Youth Attend HOPE Orientation, New Categories Added to PM’s Youth Awards, Parents Urged to Support Children in the Arts, Principals Urged to Stick to School Support Contribution Policy, Entrepreneurship Major Focus in Creative Industry, All School Leavers Have Options - Students Who Don't Move On To Six Form Can Get Qualified Through Alternative Government Programmes, Grade Four Students to Sit Literacy and Numeracy Exams on June 21 And 22, Defend Yourself - Education Minister's Message To Teachers Attacked By Students, Reid Seriously Considering 'Time Out' Facilities, Education Ministry Confident Step Towards PEP Will Improve Student Outcome, NCU Urged to Undertake More Agricultural Based Studies, Diaspora Contributed US$186,000 to Education Sector, Gov’t to Review Tertiary Education Funding, Not Hair Police - Ministry Will Still Allow Latitude With School-Grooming Policy, Education Ministry to Allocate $1 Billion to Support Schools, New Curriculum to Improve Methods of Teaching, Education Minister Confident 100 ECIs will be Certified by August, Teacher of the Year runs Spanish classes for colleagues, National College For Educational Leadership - Preparing Principals For Effective School Leadership, Universal Numeracy at the Primary Level a Priority – PM, Education Ministry Expanding Assistance to Autistic Children, Schools Ready to Offer Entrepreneurship Training, Children Encouraged to Speak out Against Abuse, Gov’t to Spend $100M Per Annum to Improve Schools’ Safety and Security, Basic School Receives Help from Foreign Affairs Ministry, Education Matters | Centre Of Occupational Studies Earns Accolades, New Employment Opportunities - Bridging The Skills Gap, Community colleges to offer BPO, logistics programmes, Residents Take Part in Child Protection Sensitization Session, 500 Volunteers Trained to Search for and Rescue Missing Children, Robert Miller | Investment In Education To Reap Prosperity, HEART Trust to break ground for BPO Finishing School, 25,200 Young People to be Employed Under Summer Work Programme, Government not about Censorship – Education Minister, John Rollins Success Scores with Calculation Time, Most Students Sat Exams; Schools To Reopen Today, CAP creating career opportunities through education and skills training, Education ministry continues measures to improve student performance in maths, Oversight Committee Established For Early-Childhood Sector, Teachers Recognised in South West St. Elizabeth, Gov’t Placing TVET at Core Of Education System – Senator Reid, Cabinet to Get Special Education Policy in June. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information Back to School National Broadcast, Youth Benefit From HEART/NTA Art And Craft Workshop, Gov't, OAS Partnership To Establish Youth Innovation Centres, PEP Will Help Tailor Learning to Meet Students’ Needs – Senator Reid, Education Minister Hails Council of Community Colleges, PM Says He Supports Concept of Occupational Degrees, 79 Receive PM Youth Awards for Excellence, Young Persons Guided to Areas Where Employment is Being Generated – PM, Education Ministry Introduces Associate Degree in Occupational Studies, University Establishes Scholarship in Honour of Education Minister, 61 Nominees Shortlisted for PM’s Youth Awards for Excellence, Manchester Educators Named Teacher, Principal Of The Year, Ministry Releases Ebooks For Early Childhood Learning, Education Ministry Committed to Transformation – Green, Education Ministry Signs MoU With BAU University to Provide 107 Scholarships, Gov’t to Invest $20 Million in Sixth-Form Block at Mount St. Joseph High, Schools Being Retrofitted to Improve Disabled Access, Youth at the Centre of Development – Senator Reid, Calmer Students - New Report Shows Drastic Reduction Of Violence In Schools, Child Abuse Prevention and Parenting Education Campaigns to Roll Out, Youth Ambassadors Receive Instruments of Office, Youngsters in State Care Awarded for Their Achievements, Discussions under Way to Broadcast Stem Content to Schools, Education Minster Pledges to Assist Alpha Institute, Gov’t Committed to Ensuring Access to Tertiary Education – Senator Reid, Government Lobbying Diaspora’s Support for National School Bus Service, MoU Signed to Further Boost Child Protection Services, State Minister Green Wants to Reach More Young People, Green Expects Improved Accountability With Merger, Fearsome Four - MOE Fits First Set Of Violent Schools With Metal Detectors, National Mathematics Programme Yielding Results at Green Island Primary, 100 Young Persons to be Appointed National Youth Parliamentarians, Parents to Learn Effective Disciplinary Strategies, Deputy Chief Education Officer Urges Jamaicans to Do More to Protect Children From Abuse, NYS Launches Volunteer Project Competition for Upgrading of Basic Schools, MOU to Better Align Education and Training with Labour Market Needs, Work of Parenting Support Commission Key in addressing Crime – Senator Reid, HEART TRUST/NTA Develops Bamboo Training Courses, Reid says Government to start procuring CCTV for schools, New Child-Protection Agency Formed From Merger Of CDA, OCR, Education Ministry To Lead Crime Fight - Reid, Parents Urged to save for Child’s Tertiary Education, More than 250 Youth Trained and Certified, Youth Urged to Focus on ‘substance Ova Hype’, Education Minister Says More Persons Should Become Multilingual, Nominations Open for Math Teacher of the Year Competition, Applications now Open for Occupational Studies Associate Degree, Education Ministry Wants to Increase Uniformed Groups in Schools, Parent of Hearing-Impaired Teenager Welcomes Literacy Enhancement Project, UWI Develops Material to Improve Media and Information Literacy in Schools, Parents Urged to be Main Influencers in Children’s Lives, Use technology for teaching and learning, educators urge, High Schools Receive Vocational Education Grant, Third International TVET Conference Slated for November 29 to December 1, Universities Urged to Ensure Degrees are in Line with Country’s Development Goals, Blended Learning - Integrating Technology In Classrooms, Reaching Vulnerable Youth Through Art On The Street, Teachers Use Drama To Foster Creativity And Writing Skills, University Graduates Urged To Pursue Political Office, Vocational Training To Strengthen Regional Economy - Reid, Trench Town Polytechnic Looking to Attract More Students, State rebuilding youth clubs to promote peace, Teachers Trained To Assist Students With Behaviour Issues, Use information to make a difference in the world — education minister, Seminar To Help Boost Parent-Child Relationship, Cabinet Approves Final Draft of National Youth Policy, More Students Achieve Mastery In Literacy And Numeracy Tests, Jamaica to Benefit from US $4-Million Safety and Security in Schools Project, Reid: Grade Four Literacy And Numeracy Test Scores Up, All Young Persons Should Have a Pathway to Higher Education – Minister, Japan Hands Over Calculation Time Booklets To Government Of Jamaica, Online Video Resource Tool Pitched To Teach Students Maths Basics, Education Ministry to Place all GSAT Students in High School in 2018, Teachers Benefit from Summer Skills Training Programme, Students to Pay for Damaged, Lost Textbooks, All Primary Students Must Matriculate to Secondary School – Minister, Gov’t Committed to Free Flow of Information – Minister Reid, Education Minister Pledges $6 Million to Improve Industrial Arts Department at Wolmer’s Boys, Government to Stand Surety for Bonded Students, STEM has gathered steam ...increased ministry funding; the arts now included, SLB on education minister's radar - Reid hopes to increase service delivery at financing agency, Training and counselling for staff of childcare facilities ministry, High schools receive $34 billion for academic year, Parents Urged To Dialogue With Children To Tackle Bullying, Maritime Institute to Officially Become University on September 28, Education Ministry To Make Physical Activity Mandatory For Schools, Youth Climate Change Conference Slated for October 10 and 11, Education Ministry Committed to Ensuring that all Students Attain Qualifications, More Schools For JA - St Ann Ranks High On Ministry's Three-Year Expansion Programme, Deaf Students to Benefit from Literacy Project, Students Must See Investment As Push To Achieve Greatness – Education Minister, Placement of All Students in Full High Schools Next Year, Jamaica Urged to Adopt Singapore Math Model, Grade-Nine Students Create History at Mico Practising, MOE Gives Helping Hand To Mount Salem's Youth, Government Unwavering in Commitment to Education – Reid, Education Ministry Sets Up ICT Steering Committee, September 8 is International Literacy Day, Ministry Allocates $698 Million for School Upgrading Projects, Educators Optimistic About National Standards Curriculum, Schools Report Smooth Transition from Shift System, School Administrators, Parents and Students to Be Prepared For PEP, Education Minister Opens New Sanitation Facility at Mona Heights Primary, School Grooming Policy Expected This Month - Reid, Back-to-School Message by Senator the Hon.
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