The Jamaica Government is looking to double enrollment of students in tertiary institutions over the next 13 years.

Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, says increasing the number of students benefiting from tertiary training is critical for the country to achieve development goals over the next 55 years and beyond.

The gross enrollment rate of the tertiary age cohort (18 – 24 years) is approximately 28.5 per cent, while only about 15 per cent of the workforce has tertiary training and certification.

He says the Government recognizes that sustainable development goes hand in hand with higher education and, as such, will be providing increased opportunities for students to access tertiary studies at institutions across the island. This includes providing greater access to funding.

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