Vice-Chancellorís Forum - Examining the Patterson Commission Report

Event Date(s): 21/07/2022

Save the Date! The Office of the Vice-Chancellor, in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning (CCEP), will host a Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Thursday July 21, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. (AST/Eastern Caribbean)/ 10:00 a.m. (Jamaica).

The Forum will examine the 2021 Orlando Patterson Commission Report on the Jamaican education system, with a view to:

−       explore how its findings and recommendations may be interpreted and applied to the effectively address the education system in Jamaica;

−       identify the elements of the report which may be relevant to education systems across the Caribbean; and

−       discuss education transformation efforts in jurisdictions outside the Caribbean to uncover practice models which may be helpful to Caribbean countries.


Presentations by:

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies (The UWI)

Dr. Canute Thompson, Head, Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning, The UWI


Panel Discussions featuring:

Dr. Martin Baptiste, Senior Education Specialist, Caribbean Development Bank

Dr. Laurette Bristol, Programme Manager, Human Resource Development, CARICOM

Mr. Robert Gregory, Independent Educational Consultant

Professor Paul Miller, Professor of Educational Leadership and Social Justice, Institute for Educational and Social Equity

Ms. Deatricia Ming, Education Specialist, Old Harbour Bay Primary School

Dr. Schontal Moore, Lecturer in Language, Online Learning Specialist & Head, Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning


Moderated by: Reverend Ronald Thwaites


Tune in from 11:00 a.m. (AST/Eastern Caribbean)/10:00 a.m. (Jamaica) via www.uwitv.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uwitv.

Open to: | General Public |