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Jamaica could be measured in first World Bank human capital index

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says consideration is being given for Jamaica to participate in the first cohort of countries to be measured in the World Bank Group's Human Capital Index.
 
The Human Capital Index, which will be launched Thursday, will measure the health of children, teenagers and adults as well as the quality and quantity of education provided to children until the age of  18.
 
Mr. Holness said the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will become part of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which will be important to furthering the nation's human capital development.
 
A worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is intended to evaluate educational systems by measuring 15 year-old school pupils' scholastic performance in mathematics, science and reading.
                                                          


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