Education Ministry Confident of Readiness for PEP


The Education Ministry is expressing confidence that all schools will be ready for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) ahead of the 2019 start to the new assessment format.

Director of Regional Educational Services and Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Dr Kasan Troupe, gave the assurance this morning that schools will be ready despite concerns from parents and other stakeholders.

She was speaking this morning with Nationwide’s Dennis Brooks and Patria-Kaye Aarons at Mona Heights Primary’s 50th anniversary Open Day celebration in St. Andrew.

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Dr Troupe says assessment coordinators continue to conduct preparations to ensure parents and other stakeholders are more informed about PEP.

The Ministry continues to also conduct workshops with teachers ahead of the 2019 start.

The Board Chairman of Mona Heights, Delroy Alleyne who says the Ministry’s transition from the Common Entrance to GSAT was his brainchild is also expressing confidence ahead of the start to PEP.

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