Top student for the National Child Month Committee’s (NCMC) 2018 Youth Academic Achievement Awards, Britney Huie, says copping the award was not an easy feat.
The former Head Girl of Irwin High School in St. James, who was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on June 27, tells JIS News that her father, Randall Huie, who was ailing, succumbed during her preparations to sit 10 subjects in the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is calling on teachers and other critical stakeholders in the education system to come together to enable the success of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).
He made the appeal as he addressed the 2018 Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education awards ceremony at Jamaica House last evening (June 27).
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says a Special Education Policy has been developed and is ready for Cabinet submission.
Copping the highest average in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) from St. Jude’s Primary School, was an objective that Head Boy, John-Mark Tapper, knew was possible, as long as he studied hard and remained focused.The twelve-year-old scored 96 per cent in Mathematics, 98 per cent in Science, 100 per cent in Social Studies, 99 per cent in Language Arts and 12/12 in Communication Task.