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No Major Glitches on GSAT Day 1

The Grade Six Achievement Test, GSAT, started with few hiccups this morning.

That’s according to Director of Corporate Communications at the Education Ministry, Colin Steer.

The students sat Mathematics and Social Studies today. Mr. Steer says some centres in Trelawny and St. Ann, started the exam late due to rain.

He says a few unregistered students turned up to do the exams, but provisions were made for them.

Collin Steer says at least one student had to be removed from the exam due to an asthma attack. That student attends Mcauley’s Primary School in St. Catherine.

Students are to sit Language Arts, Communication Task and Science tomorrow.

Approximately 39,000 students are registered to sit GSAT this year. It’s the second-to-last sitting of the exam that was introduced in 1999. In 2019, it’ll be fully replaced by the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).

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