EDUCATION Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has confirmed that 2,000 students have so far turned up for the month-long vacation remedial programme (VRP).
The program began last week at venues nationwide to help prepare students entering secondary school in September.
She also declared “revised operations” for some secondary schools in September towards helping students.
At a recent briefing, Nyan Gadsby-Dolly blamed fallout from pandemic restrictions for a dip in this year’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam results, such that 9,000 pupils out of the 17,000 writing the exam had earned under 50 per cent and so were eligible for the VRP. Some 2,7000 students had registered before last Monday’s kick off of the VRP, she had previously said.
She said the Vacation Revision Program (VRP) is ongoing with attendance at 33 centres in Trinidad just crossing the 2,000 mark as of Friday, July 22.
She also revealed the VRP will continue as scheduled with ongoing delivery of meals as planned.
She lauded the accompanying Turn Up, Don’t Give Up motivational campaign of the VRP, with the first of ten planned caravans taking place at El Dorado.