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Education ministry reports increase in GSAT math passes

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Students sit final exams. - File photo

There has been a 4.2 per cent increase in the number of Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students who were successful in Mathematics this year, when compared to last year.

Assessment Officer in Mathematics in the Ministry of Education, Stacy Witter-Bailey, made the announcement during the TANG GSAT Scholarship Awards Luncheon, yesterday at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.

Now in its sixth year, the Ministry of Education-endorsed TANG GSAT scholarship programme awards the top performing student for Mathematics at the GSAT level from each of the island’s three counties.

The scholarships, valued at $50,000 each, are to go toward school-related expenses.

The three scholarship recipients achieved an impressive 100 per cent in Mathematics in the recent GSAT.

They are:

Tivonia Daley of St Aloysius Primary for the county of Surrey. She passed for Immaculate Conception High;

Kayandra Gooden-Smith of Catherine Hall Primary, for the county of Cornwall. She passed for Montego Bay High; and

Arecia Burgess, representing the county of Middlesex. She will be moving on from Marley Mount Primary to attend Glenmuir High