Category: School

Primary Education in Jamaica: From Common Entrance to GSAT to PEP

Primary education in Jamaica has undergone many changes over the years. The eras can be defined by the exit examinations that students have been required to take in order to get placement into higher education system. The first notable exam

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What You Need To Know About Jamaica’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP)

News media and education circles in Jamaica have been abuzz following the announcement from Education Minister Ruel Reid that the Primary Exit Profile will replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Since its implementation in 1999, GSAT has been the

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Five Facts About Dyslexia in Jamaica

October is observed as Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is a time to help people understand and appreciate the complexity of what has been described as the most prevalent learning disorder worldwide.┬áDyslexia affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write, and

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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Back-to-School: Motivation From Usain Bolt for Jamaican Students

It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight/ But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night.” These revered rhymes are among the most

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Back-To-School: Cheap Lunch Ideas for Jamaicans

Back-to-school time can be exciting for kids … and stressful for the adults. It’s a time of financial reckoning, when parents and guardians have to find innovative and creative ways to make a tight budget work for an entire school

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