Letter: Low grades – a cause for concern

Dear Sir:

The Caribbean Examination Council recently announced that over 11,000 pupils across the region who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Exam (formerly ‘O’ levels) last May/June got no passes. The Caribbean Mentorship Institute has also raised concern on this alarming disclosure.

The institute, which advocates and conducts research on Caribbean youths, has observed an increasing trend of high school dropouts among male students as well. Though the figures are alarmingly high, we must consider that each fail grade is a young person who is failing academically. This raises serious concerns for the development of young persons in our region.

The question remains whether we are making the impacts that are necessary for their growth and…

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