Government Ministry

Ministry of Education and Youth

Ministry of Education and Youth

The Honourable

Fayval Williams MP


The Hon. Fayval Williams, MP, is Minister of Education and Youth. Mrs. Williams is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) by profession. She has an MBA with concentration in Finance from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA (cum laude) in Economics from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mrs. Williams was […]

The Honourable

Marsha Smith MP

State Minister

The Permanent Secretary

Maureen Dwyer (Acting)

2 National Heroes Circle

Kingston 4

(876) 922-1400-9 [Phone]

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is the government entity responsible for the management and administration of public education in Jamaica. The Ministry of Education was first established in 1953, as the Ministry of Education and Social Welfare. Currently, the MoE carries out the Government of Jamaica’s mandate of ensuring a system which secures quality education and training of all citizens of Jamaica in order to optimise individual and national development.

The MoE provides the avenue for the enrichment and upward mobility of our people through education. The organisation is one of Jamaica’s largest public entities and is comprised presently of 11 agencies, six Regional Offices, and a central office with approximately 40 units which fall under 5 divisions. These unite to provide the framework for the efficient functioning of over 1,000 public educational institutions that serve over 100,000 students and over 20,000 teachers.

The Ministry of Education is also responsible for two public universities and several community, multidisciplinary and teachers’ colleges.