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No GSAT transfer unless in certain cases

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 6:11 AM
Education Minister Ruel Reid.

The Ministry of Education is reminding parents and guardians of students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) that the ministry’s no transfer policy remains in effect.

The ministry says this is in keeping with its Procedure for Transfers dated June 16, 2014.          

However, the ministry says it will accommodate cases where students could have otherwise been placed closer to where they live, or other extenuating circumstance that has resulted in a student having to travel long distances to school.                

In a bulletin to schools, the education ministry advised parents and guardians who are seeking transfers for children already placed in schools that it is their responsibility to contact an institution willing to accept their child or children. 

The ministry says the accepting school should provide an acceptance letter and the school where the child was originally placed must give the parent a release letter.

The parent or guardian is then required to write a letter to the Permanent Secretary in the education ministry requesting approval for the transfer.

The education ministry says it will send approval letters to the accepting and releasing schools within three weeks from the date the letter was received.