Vulnerable pupils getting help from ministry

THE Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is currently providing remediation and instructional support to the vulnerable Class 4 students of public primary schools who are preparing for the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination in July.

According to the ministry, the vulnerable students to be identified can be characterised as those needing greater attention in the classroom, students who were deprived of devices for an extended time, and those from challenging socio-economic circumstances.

The programme, which started on Tuesday, will continue until next Thursday, June 30. It consists of one hour of synchronous online activity, which runs each day from 2:15 p.m. until 3:15 p.m., with local in-school teacher learning support.

Competent subject tutors are conducting the online sessions, in collaboration with the local teacher in aspects of mathematics and language arts.

Principals and Class 4 teachers selected the students with the greatest vulnerability for this hour of instructional support and their parents/guardians have given their consent.

The ministry is also offering limited study and homework assistance from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. for all students taking the examination. A link has been provided to the schools and competent teachers are assisting the students with mathematics and language arts. (BGIS)

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