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Jamaica is expected to achieve the target of 85 per cent mastery in literacy among grade four students by 2015.

This was disclosed by Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites at the Western Union Teachers' Workshop, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on Friday.

Thwaites explained that this forecast was based on the trends from the Grade Four Literacy Test results, which last year showed girls within reach of the target.

"It is based on their performance that the ministry is confident of attaining the overall target," Thwaites said.

Western Union will be hosting a special workshops for approximately 160 teachers this Wednesday April 16 from primary schools in Kingston and St. Andrew on improving techniques for the teaching of reading at the primary level.