Opposition Spokesperson on Education Kamina Johnson Smith is calling on the Education Ministry to clarify reports that children who sit the GSAT exams will be placed according to where they live.

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, has indicated that the Ministry intends this year, to ensure that students entering secondary school are placed in institutions close to where they live.

But according to Senator Johnson Smith, the country’s education system is not ready for that kind of placement mechanism.

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Senator Johnson Smith says there’s no Ministry Paper before Parliament or official communication to schools or parents, about a change in the system of placing GSAT students.

She says the Minister is misguided in his assertion that the new policy will help to address disciplinary problems at bus parks.

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