The JLP Women’s Freedom Movement today called on the Minister of Education Mr. Ronald Thwaites to immediately explain to the people of Jamaica the mass printing of official commemorative Jamaica 50 bookmarkers by his Ministry for school children with his picture superimposed on the Flag. The Women’s Freedom Movement also called for the full withdrawal of all the controversial bookmarkers from the school system and for a full investigation into the incident that may very well cost the taxpayers in the end.
The Women’s Freedom Movement said it is concerned about what appears to be an attempt to politically indoctrinate Jamaica’s children through the crude bookmarkers that are in flagrant breach of protocol. The Minister, the JLP Affiliate said, also appears to be hiding behind his Permanent Secretary as more and more members of the public raise alarm. The Women’s Freedom Movement noted that with the Minister being a clergyman and former talk show host himself, he should know the power of indoctrination.
Despite reports to the contrary by the Ministry of Education, several of the bookmarkers are in the possession of several schools.