PEP exam went 'smoothly,' Education Ministry says

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PEP exam went 'smoothly,' Education Ministry says

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reports from across the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's six regions indicate that the overall administration of the Primary Exit Profiles Ability (PEP) Test for this year went smoothly and no major issues affected the examination.

According to the education ministry, the exam started on time, all scripts were in place and the centres were observed to be properly arranged and the students were settled.

Just over 39,000 students are registered to sit the exams this year.

The second component, the Grade 6 Performance Tasks will take place on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, the ministry said.

The Curriculum Based Tests are set for Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24, 2020.

Meanwhile, the ministry noted that earlier today, counsellors and social workers went to the Epsom Primary School in St Mary, where an eight year old child was reported missing yesterday after attempting to cross a river.

The body of Grade 4 student, Kimora White was found this afternoon after a search by the police, Fire Brigade and citizens.

The ministry said it will continue to provide grief counselling support to her immediate family and school community.

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