President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, Owen Speid, says the union’s satisfied with the scoring system used by the government to place students who recently sat the Primary Exit Profile, PEP, exams. 

The PEP results were published last Friday.

The Education Minister announced an estimated 80 per cent of students who sat the exams were placed at a school of their choice.

Mr. Speid says while most students would have preferred their top three of their 7 choices of high school, some were placed at their fourth or fifth choice.

The JTA boss also noted a challenge with the PEP results.

Owen Speid, President of the JTA, speaking this afternoon during a virtual meeting with teachers in St James.