Government offers second chance at learning

| 18/10/2010

(CNS): Adult education classes, leading to external examinations in a range of subjects, are now being offered by the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) in the afternoons and evenings. Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment, and developed with input from the University College of the Cayman Islands, the classes are open to all adult and young adult learners.  Minister for Education, Rolston Anglin, said some recent graduates would have already realised the serious implications of not having a number of quality passes in their secondary examinations and this offered a vital second chance for students who have fallen short for whatever reason to continue their academic journey.

 The programme was established in response to public demand Chief Education Officer Shirley Wahler noted and is ideally suited for individuals who need to re-sit specific CXC and GCSE examinations in May/June 2011. Courses include English; mathematics; human and social biology; child development; Spanish; social studies; business studies; and electronic document preparation and management.
The Minister encouraged potential students to take advantage of this opportunity to improve their qualifications and strengthen their ability to compete in both the academic arena and the job market.
“While the program primarily targets recent graduates it also gives persons who have already joined the working world the chance to strengthen their foundational skills so that they can open up opportunities for higher education and job advancement,” he said.
Classes will begin the week of 1 November and end in June, totalling about 22 weeks. Students will have two two-hour classes per week. The cost for each course is CI$300, which includes the examination fee and course resource materials. All courses will be taught by qualified and experienced subject teachers.
Application forms are available atthe DES, on Thomas Russell Way; the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment, in Royal Plaza on Cardinall Avenue; local libraries; UCCI, on Olympic Way (next to the Truman Bodden Sports Complex); and
Registration is scheduled for Monday, 25 October from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Clifton Hunter High School (formerly George Hicks High School). Applications may be submitted and fees paid, at that time. Applications also can be submitted Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Department of Education Services.  For more information, prospective students can call DES at 945-1199.   
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