VIDEO: Pep an important part of prosperity mission - JLP caretaker
Created : 9 October 2018
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for the Trafalgar Division, Fabian Brown has asserted that the introduction of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) should be welcomed as it aims to develop the critical thinking skills of students.
Speaking at an Area Council One meeting held at the Scouts Headquarters in Kingston over the weekend, Brown said that PEP - which replaces the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) - will foster creativity and innovation that will ultimately lead to prosperity.
Also in attendance at the meeting was education minister and JLP caretaker for North West St Ann, Senator Ruel Reid, who said that in order to take the country from poverty to prosperity, the ministry has committed to paying for up to eight Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects for wards of the state and for those on the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).