Mandatory summer classes for low-performing students
It could soon become mandatory for low-performing students, particularly those in mathematics, to attend extra classes during summer holidays.
Education Minister, Ruel Reid, says the intervention is one of several initiatives being contemplated to turn around the poor student passes in maths.
Reid says the ministry is to use data from schools to determine the students who need the extra help and who should be enrolled into the programme.
Meanwhile, the Mathematics Consortium that has been established by the Ministry of Education to address the decline in student performance in the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exam held its first meeting today.
The group of experts is to assess data from exam results and submit a report with recommendations to the education minister.