|GSAT FIASCO - Parents, students have to wait until
Monday to get results
published: Saturday | July 1, 2006
Petrina Francis, Staff Reporter
THOUSANDS OF parents and children in Negril, Jamaica will have
to wait at least until Monday to get the results of the Grade
Six Achievement Test (GSAT), as the Ministry of Education and
Youth was yesterday unable to get the results to its regional
offices on time.
"All regions have now received the results and are now working
assiduously to ensure that the information goes to Negril schools,"
Senator Noel Montieth, State Minister in the Education Ministry,
told The Gleaner. "But we cannot guarantee how many schools
will get it today (yesterday)."
Up to 3:00 p.m., yesterday, checks made with several schools
across the island found that most were yet to receive the results.
"I have not received it. The Regional Office said it would
be ready by 3:30 p.m.," said Yvonne Gordon, principal of
Catherine Hall Primary and Infant School in St. James.
But while the results are now out, the scholarship winners are
yet to be announced. Adelle Brown, chief education officer, said
her ministry was in the process of reviewing the rates that are
given to the different scholarships. She said they should be released
by next week.