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No GSAT irregularities uncovered - Ministry

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Preliminary reports from the investigation of possible irregularities related to last week's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at a private centre have shown that the allegations are inaccurate.

It has been reported that papers for the just-concluded examination were given to students as part of a mock test.

However, speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, acting director for communications in the Ministry of Education, Sheryl Bromfield, said the students and the person who operates the centre were questioned and no dishonest activity had been uncovered.

"The report shows that nothing went wrong. The persons were questioned and there weren't any signs of cheating," she explained.

Bromfield said a final report should be handed over to the ministry this week.

Since Friday, there have been rumours that a private centre had received the test papers prior to last Thursday and administered them to students who attended the special classes.

On Monday, Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites told The Gleaner there was no basis for the allegations which could affect the credibility of the exam.

GSAT was administered on Thursday and Friday of last week.