Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Belinda Wilson Wants National Exams in October and November

BUT President said her exam recommendations are practical and should not warrant a fight with the director of education

President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers Belinda Wilson suggested that students sit the national examinations in October and November.

Wilson’s recommendations followed the postponement of all national examinations by the Ministry of Education as a result of the COVID19 pandemic.

Wilson added that she hopes the Director of Education Marcellus Taylor is preparing for the reopening of schools and is receiving guidance for the testing and evaluation of students as they wait to sit the national exams.

Wilson said BUT has suggestions for the Ministry of Education, which she believes are “reasonable, realistic and achievable, and said this is not the time for Taylor to fight against the union.

She recommended that the ministry modify the examinations, reduce the number of papers and defer the extended paper.

Wilson proposed that Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd draft new policies that articulate the modification of exams to ensure its “validity and reliability.”

She said the union is ready to assist in devising a short to long term plan on the way forward.

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