Reggae music and our culture must be taught in schools - Carolyn Cooper

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dr-carolyn-cooper-launch.jpgUniversity of the West Indies (UWI) academic Dr Carolyn Cooper is calling for a reggae format in Jamaica's primary schools, following an embarrassing double gaffe this month in Television Jamaica's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz.

To the question, "In which Caribbean country did reggae music originate?", a member of one team incorrectly responded, "Trinidad and Tobago".

When the same question was posed to the rival team, they said Barbados, which is also inaccurate.

"I still feel it for those poor students. Our sense of national pride is at stake...the Ministry of Education has let them down," Dr Cooper told the gathering at the launch of A St Mary Mi Come From on Tuesday.