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More dropouts - Over 11,000 school-age children not enrolled

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

A 2005 UNICEF report says 11,003
0f Jamaican children between 12 and 16 years old are not enrolled in school.
The report, entitled 'Situation Analysis of Jamaican Children, lists financial problems, lack of interest in school, pregnancy and students having completed a terminal grade as major reasons for the lack of enrolment.
The 11,000 represents 6.8 per cent of Jamaican children between 12-16 years old and is predominantly males who are poor and are from the rural areas.

In Jamaica, Over 11,000 school-age children dropout
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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By cheap oem software @ New York
Friday, February 10, 2012

A REAL TALK DIS (country gyal)
everybody kno say tings in jamaica is hard, the place is so beautiful and full a talent, but nobody nu want fi do nutten. ppl jus a watch ppl and then want fi go teef and kill ppl-why?? time is not on our side and its true we need the financial backing of the governement to help we further ourselves, but if all ppl a go do is slain battyebwoy and want fi bun babylon, den dem nah go badda invest in fi we pickney education, - by time pickney dun school all them a go do is turn killer (so dem tink, but a how it stay). its amazing how ppl still a breed and times it tough knowing that no money is around. pickney in these times especially cant survive on fresh air and designer jeans, no matter how pretty them look- dem is jus a next target fi man weh hav nutten and will rob dem clart. black people love cling pan pride weh nah go save them when times is hard - it jus kill dem quicker, we need fi ask fi help and when we get use it wisely.
i pray that our land will be safe and secure one day - Only God he knows
By Sheann (RB) @ jamland 

Sunday, May 22, 2005

de goverment
jamaicans r facing financial problems what are the goverment doing to help these kids? then when the kids start to kill,thief etc they want to arrest them but all this problem is because of the goverment the goverment need to change. alll dem dey whey the goverment dem dey
By hotness @ usa newjersey
Thursday, May 19, 2005

drop outs
Listen, I'm not from Jamaica, but I'm from the Caribbean and I went to school on my island and the same thing is going on out there, where kids stop going to school after a certain age or drop out. But it all starts from a young age where your parents guide you and raise you the right way. If your parents DON'T CARE about education or anything else about your future, then that's how you're gonna end up (A DROP OUT WITH NO EDUCATION). So, I think these mothers and father out there need to get off their ASS and LEAD these children and STOP blaming others for their kids mistakes. KIDS ARE NOT BORN automatically to be killers or drop out of school or to be illiterate. IT STARTS AT HOME WITH SOME GUIDANCE AND LOVE.
By Twana @ West Palm, Florida 

Saturday, May 14, 2005

drop out
this is not right what these kids going to do. some of these parent in jamaica alreadly poor come not battiyman PJ do something about this. can't you help these kids i heat you because you are not doing anything about this don't you think these kids are going to go out there and kill each other because they don't have any were to go. help these fucking children in jamaica battiybwoy. and stop give these people gun to kill eachother. dropout in jamaica my prayer goes out to you all stay strong and think before you do anythink love you all bless.
By mesha @ chicago il
Wednesday, May 11, 2005

School drop outs
It is good to know that even though they are high school drop outs they are literate,those days done when people couldn't read and write jamaica is on another level now believe it they may not have some of the cadgets and machinery that are in the us but they are living better not in any one's backyard as the rest of us are.Education system in jamaica is at a disadvantage due to the lack of jobs and career oppurtunties thats a fact to be considered parents are scared to spend this whole heep a money then at the end of the day there is no job for them pickney.Look at it that way,sufferation is at an end in jamaica now.When last have you being there?
By Diamond @ Phila,P.A
Sunday, May 8, 2005

Pj fool them with promises and have them hook on promises ,that do not match results; Dunces and illiterates in abundance, only 300 out 3,000 Jamaicans could qualify for farm work in Canada,! and 11,000 more dropout of school:RJR is in trough too: PJ and his cronies, his Cabinets is blocking our votes and comments on the RJR Bth poll site: We value freedom and not afraid of people:We fear God, who is always been good to us and always there for us!
By Hilary @ USA 

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Parents are not to blame!!
it is very sad to see so many youths dropout of school. i believe as a born Jamaican now living in United States that parents must do all they can to enforce their children to go to school. but as parents they can not hold their childs hand forever, they can only show them the way. and its up to the child to do what is needed to be successful. as black people we must try to get out of poverty as whole. more black leaders and inspirators.
By Isaiah Thomas @ New York
Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I was born in Jamaica but can to the United States to continue my education. I now live in New York, and attend college in Ohio. School is very important and without it there's really not much hope. I believe that everyone should have a fair chance to go to school, if they do not take advantage of learning then let them suffer. But those who want to learn let them learn.
By Hyperlee @ US. NY
Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Its unfortunate
It is really unfortunate to see Jamaica in this delicate situation. I was born and raised there moved to canada when i was 13 and i'm now 21 finishing up my bachealors of Psychology. The first step definately has to be from to governments to impliment certain programs to encourage and educate young people on the benefits of staying in school and getting a proper eduacation. It is kinda sad that children as young as 12 years old have to be a subject of this very unfortunate situation but change can and will come about as long as the government, parents, churches and leaders of the community come together and do something for the future generation of Jamaica. I've lived in Canada here for 8 years and Jamaicans are stigmatized as a very "egotistical" people its about time we drop the ego and start doing something to make a change for the better in our country and give the world a positive outlook on our very beautiful Jamaica.
By Slimm @ Winnipeg, manitoba
Saturday, April 23, 2005

I from Jamaica but i live in N.C in the United State and i think this is crazy. Cildren need start show some kind of interest in their school because without an education you don't have nothing. I saying this because i'm a student i'm only 16 and right now nothing comes between me and my book not even my boyfriend whom i love very much. I think these children need to stop having sex or if they do have sex they need to use protection because there are alot of disease out there and before you know it everybody in jamaica is gonna have disease and then they all are gonna die.
By shericka @ N.C, U.S.A
Friday, April 22, 2005

who is the teacher
a brand new pair of Nike,G-UNITE shoe wont in proved the brain power but it will improve their knowing them self as a people. WHAT A WHOLE HIP Of BULLSHIT man if u dont want better for your kids how they going to want it for them self shit. many a times money will be hard to come by but what most fail to realize education does not come from the govern ment system. teach the children them from ur mistakes give the wisdom. be the first teacher in their life use ur mistakes to put them on the right track. what u think if u dont some teacher paid by the government will well put ur selfs to sleep beliving that. besides all the politians in jamiaca graduate high school and even went on to college and them still can't help the people dem.
By julien matthew @ Dominica -New York
Thursday, April 14, 2005

Its a disgrace
bleaming expence and poverty on education is wrong ages 12 to 16 has no reason to drop out when i was in Jamaica going to school it wasn't easy either but i made it because my grandmother was behind me with a piece of wood, most of my friends and i at time didn't have lunch money we would take $5 to the library and photocopy all the books we needed from our friends i had one uniform and one pair of shoes that i wore to church and school and i wasn't the only one it was 6 of us ages 10 to 17 some of these parants are wartless if a dance is in session hotter than them you cant find, they would find the money to buy whatever, if you notice our people a yard ware more name bran then some of us over seas and for kid those age school shouldn't be an option my friend and i would pick up bottles and sell them just to go on field trips that our parent couldn't offord. but what i notice is that the family value in Jamaica as vanish its as if they dont think about the future of there kids
By tj @  

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Education is NOT dont blame the ppl
Being a Jamaican that recently come to canada, trust me, i kno education down in Jamaica is not a cheap thing. Most ppl make minimum wage which was 1200 per week in the year 2000, which is just $30 CDN dollar. How can ppl afford to pay almost 20, 000 JAM dollars per year to go to skool, plus how much to go to school an back and lunch money. The government need to invest more in the people. They pay more tax than we do. CDNS pay 15% they pay 18%...Give the ppl a break an make education free for all. thats the only way to solve the problems
By Jay @  

Thursday, March 31, 2005



Thursday, March 31, 2005

Do Like CAstro
A full time Wi rise up outta dis ignorance. Poor people better days will come just try survive. This goverment act like dem fraid fi educate the people dem. Change di fukin curriculum reform the system we a black people y we need fi learn Europen history teach wi Jamaican and African History. Do like castro make sure dem go school and learn them culture. One love to Fidel Castro.
By Chyny Atak @  

Chyny Atak
Saturday, March 26, 2005

Free Education for all and lunch in school
A suh JLP Leaders have to speak out and lickout, like de meeting at Denham Town Square, in West Kingston, Mr. Samuda comments re CCj and Mr. Golding`s presentation on "Good evening Jamaica; Jamaica a "badman country" and JLP have to up the tempo, like they are doing to show they are new and different and for the first time, at last, in a long-time, They are now sounding like Government in waiting; Election is constitutionally due to be held by the latest in 2007, but under our system, it could be held at anytime prior to that, especially after the new PNP President is selected; Yes, for a select PNP, Leaders, ask PJ; So, it good to know JLP have a strident plan to be govt, which might improve educational opportunities for de yutes dem,and increase job opportunities and a more livable and vibrant Jamaica, caring for Jamaicans ,all over the world and not just a Caribbean man! Change in governance is good, people, so we can at least get a chance to AUDIT, de "run wid it" books; It will be a new Era.
By Victory!Fulltime Now @ Ja-usa. 

Love, ever @de Golden rule
Friday, March 25, 2005

Free Education for all and lunch in school
A suh JLP Leaders have to speak out and lickout, like de meeting at Denham Town Square, in West Kingston, Mr. Samuda comments re CCj and Mr. Golding`s presentation on "Good evening Jamaica; Jamaica a "badman country" and JLP have to up the tempo, like they are doing to show they are new and different and for the first time, at last, in a long-time, They are now sounding like Government in waiting; Election is constitutionally due to be held by the latest in 2007, but under our system, it could be held at anytime prior to that, especially after the new PNP President is selected; Yes, for a select PNP, Leaders, ask PJ; So, it good to know JLP have a strident plan to be govt, which might improve educatinal opportunities for de yutes dem,and increase job opportunities and a more livable and vibrant Jamaica, caring for Jamaicans ,all over the world and not just a Caribbean man!
By Victory!Fulltime Now @ Ja-usa. 

Love, ever @de Golden rule
Friday, March 25, 2005

ice n bogle

Thursday, March 24, 2005

whatta wicked govament
di bwoy a massup jamaika bhad onn im nuwah gi up whay im have im cay run ja ion till a fight fa. BATTY BOY P.J. YUH SUCK. BATTY BOY YUH FI COMUTAYAH WI NUH WAYUH FI WI GOVAMENT
By feddup a im @ Ja 

nuh wach wi wach yuself
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

babylon fi dead
all mi can say is dat di man dem fi rebel pon di blood claat govament an run dem out a di fuckin country
By mad head @ same fuckin place mi de 

nun ah yuh fuckin business
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

rebuild your nation
This westen civilization shitstim is not establish to benifit black people,this is not just a jamaican problem, it is a world problem.the majority of ower people is always at the bottom of the economic and social sisteam.
what we have to do as people is talk and educate the youth threw books and evets that will give them knowlage of self as a people and keep the living god in there hearts,no dead will give them confidence to go to school and get some of the tools necessary to come out of that colonial state of mind and chart there own destiny.if not as a people we will forever be a slave in there sistem, material wealth or not.WI FI HELP REPATRIATE AND REBUILD WAA FI WI.RASTAFARI BLESS.
By RAS TANA @ usa, michigan
Sunday, March 20, 2005

Its The System!
Im a jamaican my self and my parents didnt even have enuff to send me to elementary school although they both worked.Honestly, why should ppl have to pay money to send there kids to basic school..Where fundamental skills are learned. Not having an education hinders your development biologically and sociogicaly. I find it hard for students to be motivated when they can't even afford school materials let alone school fees. I have seen sucessful societies in the carribean where education is free and there is still economic success..But talk is cheap things won't change until action takes place. Its time the society fights back if they care about the children's future. I mean how can we expect less violence in the streets when children are not able to go to school because they can't afford it and look for other ways to provide for themselves. what we see is what we get, stop telling our young girls they have no ambition when they dont even have an opportunity..Its time to real up J.A things need to change!
By No mental slavery, Free Education! @
Wednesday, March 16, 2005

It society everywhere
It really the live style and more of the economy. It is some more story behind that too.
By marsha @ MA 

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Everyone got a choice!
yow a true a nuh only PJ fault. anyway yeah people have choice in this world and if they choose not to participate in school a fi dem fault. especially young boys they have no interest in school what so ever, only busting guns dem pan dem mind. yow it bun mi fi talk like dis about mi own country but hear wah man uno fix up nuh!
By Nicketa! @ England@born a jamaica
Friday, March 11, 2005

A nuh PJ fault a lone, a deh careless mothers and dutty fathers dem.
Yow right yah now how mi see it a Batty Boy PJ a deh reason why so much pickney a drop out a school yuh si mi. Him mek cost a living high so wha de parents dem fi do. Although yuh have some likkle careless muma out deh to, dem care if dem pickney go school or not, all dem whabt fi do is catch man an breed up. Yow woman open up oonu eyes and close oonu bloodclaat legs dem yuh si mi.
Everybody love pickney, but if yuh caan afford de do have dem are do have so much. Yow de muma dem never go school so dem nuh care if de picney dem go school either. All the man dem fi get some a de fire to cause a dem a breed up de woman dem and a lef dem. yuh si mi. A time fi we wise up as Jamaicans, that's why we caan better cause we nuh care.
By mad, ignorant, angry @ foreign 

real Jah-i- can
Tuesday, March 8, 2005

How I see it...
I am a student myself and I know from seeing how children and myself can sometimes fell they do not need school or they can do without. I am in school because I see how people suffer from then not having an education. These children may not notice how hard it will be for them and for their family until they reach that time period, but I know I want to live a stressfree life and enjoy it to the fullest. For me to do that I must stay in school make my family and myself proud of the great accomplishments I know I will succeed in. I also know for a fact I have many high standards ranging from clothing to when i buy a house I know I want the best or close to the best and it is not going to come easy to me. That is why I am so determined to stay in school and work to the best of my ablity to achieve y goals is life.
By Sarafina @ USA, NY
Sunday, March 6, 2005

Self Effort
We all know that you can not push kids to go to school unless it is something they really choose to do. The schools should not have to make their programs more interesting to suit the needs of every child in Jamaica because if they start adjusting to the kids there then when the kids come to Canada or US they are going to believe if they just slack off or act a certain way then the laws will bend for them. Personally my opinion is leave the education system the way it is, those who choose to succeed and lead productive lives will recognize the paths and will show others the best way to conquer their dreams.
By Tanya Jerrick @
Saturday, March 5, 2005

only way
the best thing to do basically is try to make education as an interest for them. The only reason for this is because if you are not interested in learning...then you will not go to school. So basically what should be done is try to make education as interesting as possible
By Yasmin Y. Hamza @ Ethiopia - Houston,TX
Thursday, March 3, 2005

maybe we need to give back?
I think that people who can affoard to should give back to Jamaica especially to the kids out there. I personally would like to make that attempt but don't even know where to start. Dont just want to give money to some organization I would like to be physically involved.
By immortaljamaican @ USA, VA
Thursday, March 3, 2005

kids in need
everbody dun know say PJ a sell out from maning. im no care bout im owna people. mi no know how im stay in powa so long. in order fi jamaica fi get back on its feet it start from from the youths. so if dem no have education dem naw go excell.
By KerryKay @ USA,NY
Thursday, March 3, 2005

Dutty PJ
cuh deh sah and dutty pj deh deh a rise hospital bill and a build high way. damn fool, time fi a new young person who know how the place run fi tek ova. pj a donate money to people inna crisis and look deh. unno tink im nuh have money look how as tsuanmi im find money fi donate, but if a fi help im own people im woulda nyaam dem out dry. Pj a cocnut Blcak outside White inside. im nuh know how ghetto run nemore im get use 2 im nice life im nuh undahstan ghetto nomore
By Concern @  

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

more dropouts in jamaica
Reggae music has been talkin from the beginning until now, this is a babylon thing black people dealin with, politricks dont care fore the getto people them.with their elections and police and army guns drugs money and promises lies decieving the people and manupilating them.
What then, most of the time black woman have to cry cause she lost her child cause of street life cause street life looks like you have no oppurtunities and no other way than that way. satan is a deceiver and he rules within the politricks.

Keep the fire burnin,blessed.
By Philmon @ Netherlands,Amsterdam
Wednesday, March 2, 2005

kids needs,easily
Yo Easily, the children them need help period.a mean, them have needs! some
need a brandnew shoes to go to school, and some have other needs.
By easily @  

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

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