Monday 19 November, 2018

Reid lauds grade 6 teachers, principals

Education Minister Ruel Reid has taken time out to commend grade six teachers, principals and administrators across the island who he said have collectively assisted with making the 2018 sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) a success.

The two-day exam which concluded on Friday was the last of the GSAT which started 19 years ago. It will be replaced in 2019 by the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).

“By all reports received, everything went very well, and, again, I am very proud of the ministry's team. They have been experts at this. We have had seamless examinations over the last many years, and it is a full credit to the team at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information,” Reid said while speaking with the media.

“I want to praise how committed these teachers have been,” he added.

The Minister noted that despite industrial action last week, the grade-six teachers facilitated the students in order to ensure that they were well prepared.

“From all the schools I have visited and interacted with the students, it's clear that they were not affected, and full credit to the leaderships of our schools,” Reid said.

He was speaking at the Mountain View Primary School in Kingston on Friday morning where he prayed with students and offered words of encouragement and support.

He also assured them that they will all be placed in a secondary school, and the onus was on them to aspire for greatness, no matter the school in which they will be placed.