Thursday, June 25, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Annual Primary School Examination (PSE) Awards Ceremony took place at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts today.
Top performer Gabriel Hope of Bernice Yorke Institute of Learning and 24 others from around the country were recognized for their efforts as they looked forward to new vistas of learning.
Before addressing his peers this morning, Hope, who will start at St. John’s College (High School) in September, says he plans to study science and wants future PSE takers to be prepared and study their hardest.
Minister of Education Patrick Faber admits to being unsatisfied with the examination results and says the Ministry will continue its efforts to address the yo-yo effect of grades from year to year, with an IDB-funded program focusing on the bugaboos of Math, English and Science and funding and policies targeted at key weakness points.
In addition to the $20 million granted for this program, a further $70 million is expected to be borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for improvements to Belize’s education infrastructure.
Average scores for this year’s PSE did not differ much from previous years. Regional ceremonies will be held for top performers in each district.
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