Government of Montserrat

SECOND OPPORTUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM LAUNCHED TO ASSIST CXC PERFORMANCE

The Department of Community, Youth and Sports has started a Second Opportunity Education Program in response to the 2019 CXC O’level performance. The Second Opportunity Education Programme seeks to increase the number of youth on island with the minimum academic requirements for employment in the Government Public Service and desired by many private sector employers. The indicators will be successful completion of English and Math courses and re-sits of O’ Level Exams.
 

The target group shall be the youth currently engaged on the Apprenticeship programme and individuals who did not pass the exams in its most recent sitting May/June 2019. The program will identify learning styles, define problematic topics or sections and provide supplemental instruction towards topics.
 

The recent results of the Caribbean Examination Council O ’Levels 2019 for Montserrat indicate a continued deficiency in academic attainment. This year only 26% of the cohort obtained 5+ CSEC passes including Math and English. This performance is down from the 43% obtained in 2018. The program seeks to address those who have already graduated from the school system while other efforts will be made to have intervention within the school