Dr. Blaize praises post-Maria G6NA results

Dr. Blaize said the students did well

Assistant Chief Education Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Blaize has said despite challenges students were faced with following Hurricane Maria they still performed “very well” at the 2018 Grade Six National Assessment (G6NA).

He was speaking at the official launching of a one-week, ‘Teacher Professional Development’ summer training workshop held at the Newtown Primary School earlier this week.

“I mean if you look at the results of the Grade six National Assessment you will see that our students did very well, and we have been doing internal analysis of the performance of students and one of the observations that we made is that even this year our students, in terms of those who were performing below par have done much better this year,” he said.

Dr. Blaize continued, “And I think something about the human factor that really kicks in under trying circumstances that make you do what you would not have normally done, and I think sometimes in challenges we rise above and our students really did that.”

He also thanked the teachers, principals and parent community for standing with the Ministry of Education working collaboratively to ensure that all schools performed excellently.

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7 Comments

  1. jiren
    July 19, 2018

    I think the teacher from dublanc needs a Medal…some teachers also needs to be changed.Look at the penville primary school those teachers have been there for decades,those teachers need to go.

  2. nng1332
    July 18, 2018

    Ask the teacher in Dublanc to give a course for other teachers. She got 7 scholarships and 1 bursary. Class of 8! That’s pretty amazing.

    • shabe.D
      July 19, 2018

      when u have less students to deal with u would normally get better results

    • Me
      July 19, 2018

      That is incorrect, and the Ministry of Education has not seen it fit, or have not been mature enough to make a public announcement that the information given at the Press Conference for the announcement of the GSAT results was incorrect. Dublanc had a class of 7: 4 scholarships, 2 bursaries and 1 pass. As far as I am concerned, based on Ministry of Education’s rating, the top performing school was Thibaud Primary who had 1 student, who obtained a scholarship.

      • Coincidence
        July 22, 2018

        Duh…I’m trying to get more info by reading the comments. Well, I surely hope you and the one below named ‘%’ are not teachers. It wouldn’t take much for you both to read over what you wrote to see what sense you make before posting.?

  3. dora
    July 18, 2018

    I think this was due to less telephone and gam playing but hey, Dominican kids are brilliant! Great parents inspite of what Maria put them thru.

    • %
      July 18, 2018

      Great Parents? I would say some great Parents.There are parents who should be taken to court for just neglecting their children in toto.

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