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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.

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