Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is urging school principals to review the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) student profiles that accompany the results, and make the necessary adjustments in order to address challenges.
Every student, who sits GSAT, receives a profile, which outlines how they performed in each of the areas in which they were examined.
Senator Reid said the Ministry is prepared to assist schools through the provision of resource teachers or coaches where required, as well as making the relevant teaching materials available.
“The Ministry of Education is committed to ensuring our teachers are adequately prepared and are given the tools to succeed,” he pointed out.
Senator Reid was addressing a graduation ceremony at the John Rollins Success Primary School in Rose Hall, St. James recently.
Minister Reid praised the graduates for their hard work and dedication to their studies, telling them that they have a bright future.
“This school has made a mark and significant contribution to the education sector during its 12 years of existence. For this achievement, successive management and staff of the school deserve commendation,” he said.
“The challenge for you going forward is to raise the performance of every student to create a rising tide of academic excellence throughout the entire school,” he noted.
The Minister encouraged the graduates, who will be going on to high school to make the best use of their secondary education.
“Start thinking along with your parents about choosing an occupation or profession that will increase your chances of gaining employment when you leave high school or complete your tertiary education,” he advised.
CAPTION: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (right), and Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament for East Central St. James, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (left), present a trophy to the top girl and boy at John Rollins Success Primary School, Kesenia Lyttle (2nd left); and Christopher Lee. Occasion was the school’s graduation ceremony held recently, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James