Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer
PORT ANTONIO, Portland:
IT'S ALL systems go for 11-year-old Jermaine James, whose study programme has been stepped up by teacher Kennecha Davis, who is determined that the youngster will secure a government scholarship in the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).
With the Christmas holidays now history, Davis said the preparation stage of the study programme was a success, noting that the way is now paved for a more intense study session, which should create the desired results for the Port Antonio Primary School student.
"We took a break round about December 21; during the preparation stages, the weaknesses identified were remedied. But from now on, we are going to dig deep in the various subject areas, as the intention is to get Jermaine in a state of readiness. He is determined and he relishes new challenges, and as a result, I am very confident that he will do very well in the GSAT."
The entire school population at the Portland-based school is optimistic about the chances of Jermaine, who they believe is on a path to secure the first government scholarship for the institution.
And for Jermaine, who is an outspoken student, the thought of a government scholarship will be a reality, as his teacher, will not leave any stones unturned.
"On the day of the GSAT, I will be prepared. I know I will do well, and I am eagerly awaiting that day. My study is going very well and I have every confidence in my teacher, who is like a friend to me."
Davis has been using unconventional means to secure work material to ensure that her student population of 47 is able to have access to the required material that will improve their knowledge base.