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Youth councillors create exam study website

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:24 AM

The Junior Council of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation has engineered a website that has already begun providing high-school students with study material in the lead-up to external exams.

Phase One of the project was launched earlier this week, and students sitting exams at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination levels are now able to access additional resources.

Study tips and strategies are also at their fingertips as well as information that will help them continue managing “the new life of online education”, according to youth councillor for the Red Hills Division, Tarun Chatani, who creates and designs websites.

Chatani oversaw the creation of the website and will supervise future upgrades with the support of other youth councillors.

“Our aim is to help students with convenience, to help them in these challenging times,” he said.

A second phase of the project scheduled to be launched soon will also enable students at the primary and early childhood levels to revise age-appropriate material. A collaboration with the Ministry of Education and AIM Educational Services will eventually allow students access whether or not they have Internet connection.

While encouraging usage of the platform, youth chief executive officer for the council, Danielle Jonas, called for students to exercise resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is our way of being more inclusive, and that’s why we couldn’t forget about the younger ones.”

Jonas appealed to the Ministry of Education to ensure that students are placed at the centre of all discussions regarding their education.