The Ministry of Education has cancelled the Grades four and five Primary Exit Profile, PEP, examinations for the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

The exams were previously scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year but were postponed until the first term in the current period.

In a bulletin released Monday the Ministry says the decision was taken with the best interest of students in mind.

Chevon Campbell tells us more.


The Ministry says it will be focusing on addressing the learning gaps as well as fully preparing students to sit their examinations scheduled for the 2021/2022 academic year.

It says a new PEP profile for students currently in Grades 4, 5, and 6, to be used as they transition to high school and a reminder of the dates of the PEP 2022 examination.

Students who are in Grade 6 as of September 2021 will now sit the Grade 6 components in 2022.

Their profile will consist of only the Grade 6 components that will be done in 2022.

Students who are in Grade 4 as of September 2021 will sit the Grade 4 Performance Task in 2022.

Their profile will consist of Grade 4 Performance Task 2022, Grade 5 PT 2023 and Grade 6 Components 2024.

This cohort will be the first group to have a complete profile.

Students who are in Grade 5 as of September 2021 will sit the Grade 5 PT in 2022.

Their profile will consist of Grade 5 PT done in 2022 and Grade 6 Components in 2023.

Exams for PEP 2022 will begin in March and end in June of that year.