Education Ministry Reports Improved Performance in Numeracy and Literacy At Primary Level

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Minister without Portfolio with Responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda, says there’s been an improvement in numeracy and literacy at the primary level.

He was referencing to the recently released results of the the grades 4 and 5 sitting of the Performance Task section of the Primary Exit Profile, PEP.

The results were sent to schools recently.

Karl Samuda

But, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, says the national report on the Performance Task scores won’t be released for another month as anomalies were discovered.

Dr. Grace McLean, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry.

Both were speaking at a post Cabinet media conference at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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