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  • Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has extended best wishes to students who are sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) across Jamaica, today and tomorrow (March 18).
  • A total of 39,129 grade six students, including 18,875 boys and 20,254 girls, are sitting the examinations over the two days. This is 660 more students than last year’s sitting.
  • Meanwhile, the Education Ministry, in a press release, reported that today’s sitting of the examinations has proceeded relatively smoothly.

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has extended best wishes to students who are sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) across Jamaica, today and tomorrow (March 18).

Mr. Holness, on March 16, hosted a group of GSAT candidates at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), where he sought to allay any fears and anxieties they may have as a result of the examinations.

The Prime Minister further urged parents to be supportive of their children as “they undergo what can sometimes be a very stressful examination exercise.”

A total of 39,129 grade six students, including 18,875 boys and 20,254 girls, are sitting the examinations over the two days. This is 660 more students than last year’s sitting.

Today’s tests include Mathematics and Social Studies, while students will sit Language Arts, Communication Task and Science tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry, in a press release, reported that today’s sitting of the examinations has proceeded relatively smoothly.

The release said special accommodations were made for 394 students with special needs, including large print for children with visual problems, prompter, preferential seating, extra time, scribe, readers and writers. In addition, eight students sat the examination at the Spanish Town Hospital and Bustamante Hospital for Children.