The Ministry of Education (MoE) is the government entity responsible for the management and administration of public education in Jamaica.
The Ministry of Education was first established in 1953, as the Ministry of Education and Social Welfare. Currently, the MoE carries out the Government of Jamaica's mandate, which is to develop a system that affords quality education and training to all citizens of Jamaica to optimise individual and national development.
The MoE provides the avenue for the enrichment and upward mobility of our people through education. As an organisation, we are one of Jamaica's most extensive public entities. We presently comprise 11 agencies, six regional offices, and a central office with approximately 40 units which fall under five divisions. These different divisions unite to provide the framework for the efficient functioning of over 1,000 public educational institutions that serve over 100,000 students and over 20,000 teachers.
The Ministry of Education is also responsible for two public universities, several community colleges, multidisciplinary institutions and teachers' colleges. To effectively manage the education system, we rely on the efficient execution of functions by our various divisions and agencies.
Among these functions are planning, developing, and implementing educational policies and programmes, monitoring and evaluating the performance of locally and internationally-funded projects, and maintaining an efficient system of collecting, collating, analysing current data on quantifiable educational indicators.
Additionally, our duties include developing and supporting programmes, services and activities geared towards personal and national development. We also guide financial management for all educational institutions and affiliated agencies.
Visit us at www.moey.gov.jm for more information.
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