All set for GSAT 2016 – Education Ministry


KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education today announced that it is ready for the 2016 sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

The tests will take place on Thursday, March 17and Friday March 18 in 1090 centres across the island, the Ministry said in a release.

The timetables for the examination have been dispatched to the Regional Offices and principals are being asked to contact their respective regions to collect same, the release said.

The Ministry also reminded that to be eligible to sit the GSAT 2016 students must be of the stipulated age and must have mastered the Grade Four Literacy Test.

Queries regarding timetables are to be directed to the Regional Office no later than 4:00 pm Wednesday. When making queries, please state the student’s full name, date of birth, (day, month and year) and the school at which the student attained mastery of the Grade 4 Literacy Test, and ERN, the release advised.School Administrators are also reminded that the directive not to close for the sitting of the Grade 6 Achievement Test 2016 (GSAT, outlined in Bulletin 59/2015, still stands, with closure recommended only if there are severe challenges with space, convenience and suitability of rooms and appropriate seating.

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