Holness congratulates successful CSEC Mathematics candidates

AndrewHolness-1KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the Opposition and former Education Minister Andrew Holness has congratulated students who did well in their CSEC Mathematics exams, and encouraged those who did not, to continue to strive for better.

Speaking to the schools which achieved improvements in their CSEC Mathematics results, Holness said “To leaders within the school community and to those dedicated teachers and parents who never give up on their students and who continue to commit themselves to improving their teaching and parenting skills, I and Jamaica say thank you. Your hard work is bearing fruit.”

The former Education Minister said that he was extremely pleased that the work done under his administration to prioritise literacy and numeracy was being continued to good effect.

He added that these improvements should continue to be built on, and in this regard he called on the Minister of Education to examine the specific steps taken within the schools with the largest improvements, and to develop from that information, a list of recommended practical steps to be encouraged within all schools seeking improvements.

“It is important that when we see these major shifts that we learn from the most important source of the shifts – the teachers and the school leaders — exactly how they implemented the Ministry’s guidelines, and what if anything they did to supplement them. That’s how together the Ministry and Teachers can move our children from strength to strength, and build on current achievements.”

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