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Jones denies Top 10 claim

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Jones denies Top 10 claim

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THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION was not trying to hide from the fact that private schools outshone public primary schools in this year’s common entrance examination.

Information later made public revealed that private schools copped 16 of the 20 best performances in the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, commonly referred to as the 11-plus exam.

But responding to the issue on the weekend, Minister of Education Ronald Jones said the ministry’s refusal to release the Top 10 list of performers in the exam represented his vision for the education system.

“We still go first, second, third, fourth, fifth. I would like to see that one disappears. You know what I want to see be established? That we say in our classrooms, I want to see percentages 80 and above or 70 and above or 60 and above,” the minister said. (AD)

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