Children below the age of 13 who receive low scores at the Common Entrance Examination, have been invited to take advantage of additional chances to sit the exam.
“We want our parents to work with us in collaboration with the principals of the schools to look at the performance of students and allow them opportunities to improve on that performance. Until the age of 13 that opportunity is there for all of them,” Chief Education Officer, Dr. Fiona Phillip-Mayer said.
Over two thousand grade six students across the island wrote the Common Entrance Examination last month to advance to a secondary school of their choice.
The Chief Education Officer said she was pleased that the exam was held without incident.
“First and foremost was the well-being of all of our students,” Phillip-Mayer stated.
She praised administrators, teachers, parents and other stakeholders and support staff including janitors, who made it possible.