1.Faculty of Arts and Education and Quality Assurance Unit, Zimbabwe Open University, PO box 1210 Masvingo, Zimbabwe 2.Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of education, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo Zimbabwe Abstract The study sought to explore factors that contribute towards effective teaching and learning in primary schools. of economy render it unstable and factors affecting the annual tourism season, which is the main source of income for these islands. In Jamaica, there is a difference between colleges and university. Next on the pyramid of challenges in the classroom is problem-solving approaches, cognitive skills training, social skills training and self-management. In order to participate in federal student financial aid programs, institutions of higher education must be accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The history of education in Jamaica is perhaps best understood in the context of the island's colonial past. Public Expenditure on Education as a % of GDP, 1990-2007 No data are available for 1991, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2006. The Act sets the legal framework governing school enrolment and attendance, and the responsibilities of parents and teachers. To enter Higher Education, successful completion of education at the secondary level and diplomas such as A-Levels or CAPE examinations are required. Secondary Education is made up of Lower School (from Grade 7 to 9), and Upper School (from Grade 10 to 11). In Jamaica, Sections 23 and 24 of the Education Act (Jamaica, 1980) declared that children of the compulsory primary age (6–12 years) must get quality full-time education. ABSTRACT: This study was carried out to assess factors affecting students’ academic performance in Colleges of Education in southwest, Nigeria. This In analysing the problems affecting schools, Mrs. Abrikian identifies seven categories in the form of a pyramid, with classroom management skills, including rules and procedures, at the base. The key constraint to growth is the absence of adequate economic development and employment of the right types of skills. There are several extraneous factors in the teaching-learning environment which can create havoc for a teacher. By law, accreditors must consider factors such as an institution's facilities, equipment, curricula, admission practices, faculty, and support services. 1Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria 2Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. When the college was merged with university college, Ibadan, twenty-one of the transferred students were in education. The University of Ibadan, in order to train untrained Other islands of the Caribbean are also experiencing similar issues. The crisis affecting our boys is not unique to Jamaica. 6 Improving Jamaica’s Education: Options for Using Report Cards to Measure Performance & Improve Accountability Graph 1. This, as outlined in a recent interview with The Star , is the situation which faces Andrea Todd, a grade two teacher at the New Providence Primary School in … Education has an important role to play in addressing these challenges in the OECS. ... Th is under-education of persons within the informal sector will rest rict their chances . The Prime Minster also emphasized that the fees are not obligatory and a lack of payment should not affect the acceptance of any student. Human Factors Affecting Productivity in Jamaica: Technical Report on Preliminary Findings. TEACHING PROFESSION & FACTORS AFFECTING TEACHING PROFESSION IN NIGERIA A TEE 403 REPORT Page 10 teachers.