Schools Reopen For CSEC And CAPE Students June 8

Beginning June 8, 2020, secondary schools will be temporarily reopened to facilitate final preparation for the sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), scheduled to get under way on July 13, 2020.


The CSEC examinations and CAPE, which were originally slated to start on July 27, have been brought forward following consultations with regional and local educational stakeholders and the leadership of the Overseas Examinations Commission.


Data Grants For Students On PATH

Students on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will be provided with data grants, which will enable them to fully participate in the online learning experience.

A total of 1,435 students have already been selected to receive data paid for by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

Also, some 303 additional students are being provided with data grants by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

Education Ministry Signs MOU To Enhance Learning For All Children

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ReadyTV for the development, management and distribution of digital educational channels, as part of an eHomeSchool Network.

Speaking in the House of Representatives on May 5, Minister with oversight for the Ministry, Hon. Karl Samuda, said the agreement will ensure that those students who have no access to the Internet will continue to receive instructions.