GSAT results are out

 Turks and Caicos, June 20th 2017 – Providenciales – The Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results are out and students have performed better. The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services officially made the announcement yesterday.The examinations, which were held on Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June, now show an increase in the overall pass rate.  The pass rate in Mathematics increased by just under 8% and in English Language by almost 10% compared to 2016. However for Science, results showed a decrease in those passing the test, down 8.4% from 2016. There was also a decrease in the General Paper.

The new Government in a press release emphasized their efforts to focus on Education, stating that the Ministry is undertaking strategies to provide continuous professional development for teachers and school staff; upgrading of the facilities in both primary and secondary schools; implementing a revised primary school curriculum with emphasis on facilitating learners who are STEM proficient and teaching English as a second language. The Ministry of Education will also be providing technological resources to promote learning in all public schools.

Though there was an 80.45% success rate this year, of the 445 students who sat this year’s GSAT, still 87 children did not pass the examination, which serves as a mandatory pre-requisite to enter most high schools in the country.

Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher




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