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Jun 21, 2016

A Ceremony Honoring Inmates Who Passed Their P.S.E.s

This afternoon at the Central Prison in Hattieville, a ceremony was held to honor seven inmates who successfully completed the 2016 Primary School Examinations. The inmates took the exams at the prison, while primary school students sat in the comfort of classrooms for the same set of exam papers.  The inmates prepared for months leading up to the exams and as in the case of students, Math and English proved challenging to them. But with the assistance of the Director of Education at Kolbe Foundation, the inmates pulled through. On hand for the awards ceremony was the Head of the Exams Unit, Nelson Longsworth.

 

Nelson Longsworth

Nelson Longsworth, Head, Exams Unit, Ministry of Education

“At the end of the day, the young men that we are celebrating their success has quite a lot of value, quite a lot of significance in that as the exam might be one that target the primary level, they can tell you—the seven of them sitting in the front here can tell you that it wasn’t just a walkthrough; it was a challenge. They had to prepare for it, like all examinations and the results show that the hard work that they have pout in paid off because they did extremely well. I am proud to be a part of this process. The Kolbe Foundation, as an examination center I hope to continue to grow.This is a beginning; well we have had candidates from Kolbe before in the past and I’m glad to see that the program has been revived and it is up and running and it’s up to all of us now to make sure that it continues and that it grows.”

 

Sat P.S.E. 2016

“I’ve been through it before back ina like 2007 then I come here and push through the school and freshen up my memory and Mister Willacy di help and push me and tell me to give it wah try. At the end of the day, I get wah good result. From Monday to Friday, we go to school from eight-thirty to two in the afternoon and that give us enough time to freshen up our mind for the day.”

 

Reporter

“Talk to me about which of the four subjects you thought to be challenging?”

 

Sat P.S.E. 2016

“I will be real. Yo could see it. I di talk Creole right now. English was the hardest one for me, I have to admit. I just want to give the youths some advice fi just push and try and get something and be something in life.”

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