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Old boys lash Educate Jamaica over ranking system

FOUR of Jamaica's noteworthy traditional high school alumni associations have taken aim at the annual Educate Jamaica Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination ranking of local high schools, labelling the independent assessment as flawed.

The St George's College (STGC), Jamaica College (JC), Kingston College (KC) and Wolmer's Boys' School (WBS) old boys are asserting that the methodology employed by Educate Jamaica to rank the CSEC performance of high schools needs to be reassessed as it only considers subjects students sit in grade 11, disregarding passes a child may have obtained in prior grades.

Roger Thompson, one of the directors of the STGC Old Boys' Association (OBA) told the Jamaica Observer that because of Educate Jamaica's methodology, some high schools force students to redo subjects they've passed before in order for its ranking to not be impacted.

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