(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica—Dr Kasan Troupe, Acting CEO in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says the Government will be providing a subsidy for secondary-level students to retake their exit exams this year due to the challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a release, Troupe noted the ‘disruptions’ caused by the pandemic and assured students who will need to re-sit the exams that assistance is on the way.
“We know that the pandemic has really created some disruptions, so, for some of our students, the results for subjects like math were not impressive,” she pointed out. “We would have provided in this year’s Budget, because of that, the subsidy for you to get the opportunity to sit those subjects again. This is just a special provision for this year for those students, given the pandemic experience.”
Dr Troupe was addressing stakeholders during the Sixth-Form Pathway programme virtual town hall hosted by the Ministry on Thursday. She went on to note that the Ministry provides a subsidy for students to sit four Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects. These are Mathematics, English, one science subject, Information Technology or Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPEM).