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  • Hundreds of students at the Chetwood Memorial Primary School in Montego Bay, St. James,igh SchopolH are to receive assistance towards achieving academic excellence, through the Bring Up Grades (BUG) programme, instituted at the school, Wednesday, March 2, by the Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay.
  • The programme, which was launched under the theme: ‘Developing Leaders Through Academic Achievement’, is designed to recognise students who raise their grades into an acceptable range from one grading period to the next.
  • According to President of the Kiwanis Club, Delores Clarke, students who are successful in achieving better and higher grades will be recognised by being placed on the BUG Honour Roll, awarded with certificates, pins and other giveaways.

Hundreds of students at the Chetwood Memorial Primary School in Montego Bay, St. James High School are to receive assistance towards achieving academic excellence, through the Bring Up Grades (BUG) programme, instituted at the school, Wednesday, March 2, by the Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay.

The programme, which was launched under the theme: ‘Developing Leaders Through Academic Achievement’, is designed to recognise students who raise their grades into an acceptable range from one grading period to the next.

According to President of the Kiwanis Club, Delores Clarke, students who are successful in achieving better and higher grades will be recognised by being placed on the BUG Honour Roll, awarded with certificates, pins and other giveaways.

“The Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay will be supporting the programme at the Chetwood Primary School by planning and carrying out BUG recognition events, provide awards and establish partnerships with local community  businesses,” Ms. Clarke informed.

She indicated that the programme was created for use in a school setting, but that a community group or agency supporting youth could use it to encourage academic achievement.

Senior Education Officer at the Ministry of Education’s Region 4 Office, Cecilia Jackson, said that the BUG programme will assist in instilling peer coaching, motivation, discipline, maturity, creativity, cooperation and team work.

“Rewarding achievements is always a commendable gesture, as it can serve to motivate the recipients to strive towards realizing their full potential, and for non-achievers, to inculcate industry and ambition. This programme is a move in the right direction,” Mrs. Jackson said.

She emphasized that through education, the cognitive and behavioural developments are attained and persons are prepared to make invaluable contributions to society.

“This programme is reflective of your innovativeness, creativity and ingenuity … and the Ministry of Education pledges to partner with you for its success,” Mrs. Jackson said.

Principal of Chetwood Memorial Primary School, Vilma Campbell, in endorsing the initiative, commended the Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay for partnering with the school to assist the students.