New model to reach disengaged students
Education officials are looking to head off potential problems from disengaged students by changing how and what they are taught.
In addition, teachers with deficiencies in some subjects will get crash courses to help them as the Ministry of Education undertakes programmes to deal with the fallout from COVID-19 which interrupted teaching and caused cracks in the school system.
Yesterday, Director of Education Reform Dr Idamay Denny outlined some of the problems to be tackled, so significantly disengaged students do not get up to activities involving “crime and violence”.
She was taking part in a press conference in which Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw announced the date of the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Exam, also known as the Common Entrance or 11-Plus, and changes to protect the vulnerable students at primary and secondary schools. (AC)
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