GSAT rumours false - Ministry
The Ministry of Education is downplaying reports that papers for the just-concluded Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) were given to students as part of a mock test.
"We have heard nothing to signal that this is true and we have found no credible information to support those allegations," Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites told The Gleaner yesterday.
Thwaites was responding to claims that have been going the rounds since last Friday that a private centre had received the test papers and administered them to students who attended the special classes.
"We are still going through our checks, but so far there is no basis for these allegations which can affect the credibility of the exam," said Thwaites.
Gleaner sources were also unable to provide any evidence to substantiate the allegations.