Justification for hosting the national examinations


During a virtual press conference held on Monday, 8th June, 2020 to discuss the commencement of the National Examinations, Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey L. Lloyd, observed a moment of silence in memory of 10-yr old Lorencia Walkes, the fifth grade student of Sybil Strachan Primary School who died Sunday, June 7th as a result of a shooting that occurred on May 29th in the Carmichael Road area. He stated that the Ministry shares the grief of Lorencia’s immediate family her parents, siblings and other relatives and her school family.

“Her teachers describe her as a loving, happy child, who always greeted them with hugs,” he stated. The Ministry is providing grief counsellors for the Sybil Strachan Primary School community and the family to help them all through this tragic and unfortunate loss.

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