Image Of The Week – GSAT Joy… And Pain

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This week’s image comes from the Friday Gleaner story entitled GSAT Results Bring Despair And Jubilation. In the picture, best friends Jada Browne and Julianna Williams of St Richards Primary School are in tears because they will be going to separate schools – one to Immaculate and the other to Meadowbrook High.

While 28,562 of the 42,268 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students celebrated being placed at their preferred high schools, their peers were not as lucky.

According to Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, 35,957 were placed in five-year high schools, while the other 6,311 were placed in technical high, primary and junior high, all-age, special and private schools.

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