The results of this year’s PSE have surely shown an increase of passes compared to last year. But there is no shying away from the fact that more works need to be done in all districts including Orange Walk and Corozal.


Screen_Shot_2014-06-13_at_8.13.51_PMJahmor Lopez – Manager M.O.E


As northern Districts when we look at the performance of the district in general, Corozal and Orange Walk continue to top, it means then that collectively as a district overall that we are doing well, our performance here in the district and what I want to say is that last year we flagged a number of schools in terms of their performance, we targeted those school in terms of providing, doing supervision trying to get to the bottom of what were some of the challenges and we are happy to report that a couple of the schools that we supervised we’ve seen improvements, unfortunately there are couple schools that are still at the bottom, but what we have in terms of the results we are certainly concerned about three schools that are showing inadequate performance overall as a school; one is Chunox SDA and they were in a better position last year, the other one is Ranchito government and they have been flagged last year in terms of not performing well so it is a government school so certainly we have to dig deeper to find out what is going wrong and the other one is Sarteneja La Inmaculada which is also a school that didn’t do well last year and they failed to meet the requisite GPA and so we have those schools that are repeating in terms of not meeting the minimum pass.”


Victor Cactillo – Reporter


“With the results of the performance that we have received the preliminary results, what could be some of the factors that could be that have caused some schools to go up and some schools to drop?”


Jahmor Lopez – Manager M.O.E


I would want to believe that the schools that have improved I would want to believe that they took time out to do their analyses and to problem solve, and to do the requisite analysis to identify what were those problem areas and then put measures in place to address those.”


Education is everyone’s business and with that in mind parental support is very important.


Jahmor Lopez – Manager M.O.E


“Parental support is very critical, having teachers who are passionate about teaching and learning who are committed, who are dedicated, is about having a teacher who will go the extra mile and once you take on the vocation of teaching is not an 8 to 4 or 8 to 5 job but we know that there are some teacher who are not totally committed and PSE is not just standard six it is about early childhood, is about gilding the foundation, and then building on top of that foundation and so usually we look at the end result and we become very critical but the preparations starts at the lower level and we see those school where they have committed dedicated teachers at lower level working with those children and once you have them prepared and you set the foundation then it makes it a little bit easier because the thing about education is about empowering children to learn how to learn and once you covered the basics there then the child can continue to learn on his or her own.”


Sometime next week a more comprehensive analysis of the PSE results will be issued by the Ministry Of Education.

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