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Help coming for students who received grade four in CSEC math, English

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Students who received a grade four in mathematics and English language will be provided with classes and given an opportunity to resit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination in January next year.

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, who made the disclosure during a press conference yesterday, noted that the ministry was committed to providing opportunities for students to enhance their development.

"We have never done it before, but we believe that it is part of the zeal to ensure that everyone gets the chance to perfect their education opportunities as far as they are able to in the CSEC," he said.

"We want this to be done within a term and, with proper dedication on their (students') part, I am sure we can get the desired results," Thwaites said as he addressed a press conference held yesterday to discuss this year's CSEC results, which were to be made available to students last night.

He also noted that various stakeholders would be included in ensuring that there is quality in the execution of the programme.


engaging retired teachers


"These students will be accommodated in support centres to be established in each parish. We intend to get support from three or four teachers in each centre and we are drawing on those teachers from the public system, those with a proven track record of success in those areas," he said.

"Interested and available members of the national mathematics and literacy teams and retired teachers will be engaged, and most importantly, a stipend will be paid. If students can come so close to achieving a passing grade, we believe that with additional support and assistance, the students will be able to overcome that hurdle and pass."