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Ministry official reports smooth start to Common Entrance


YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

Ministry official reports smooth start to Common Entrance

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This year’s Common Entrance Exam got underway just about an hour ago, but officials are already reporting success.

Speaking to Nationnews at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School, Christ Church as part of a routine tour, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education June Chandler said all reports were that things were going smoothly at all of the exam centres in the south of island.

She said she expects similar reports when they tour in the north.

Deighton principal Anthony Alleyne reported that parents were well-behaved and students settled nicely before the exam commenced.

Just over 200 students from Vauxhall, St Bartholomew’s, Wills and Luther Thorne Memorial primary schools along with one child who homeschooled are writing the exam at the school.

While not disclosing the specific needs, Alleyne said 14 students at his centre made special requests. (YB)

 

Below, Selah Primary pupils ready for exams at the Darryl Jordan Secondary Shool in St Lucy. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.)

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Below, parents assembled outside Springer Memorial where students of Charles F Broome, St Giles, Blackman & Gollop, Belmont and Warrens Primary are sitting the exam. (Picture by Haydn Gill.)

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Below, final words before the exam for students of St Matthew’s Primary. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

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