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Educator begs a chance for CAP
2012-11-01 19:20:25 | with audio | (0 Comments)
At least one educator is urging the government to allow for the evaluation of recent revisions of the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) before making further changes.
In Parliament on Tuesday, Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites raised concern that the programme was not fulfilling its mandate.
But acting principal of Buff Bay High School Sandra Buchanan says revisions were made to the programme this summer and the government should allow time for those to work.
She believes the recent revisions will result in improved CAP results.
CAP seeks to ensure that students leaving secondary school are literate and numerate, and have some form of technical and vocational qualification for post-secondary study or work.
Students receive certification from the HEART Trust/NTA on successfully completing their course of study.
According to Thwaites there was a 27 per cent CAP dropout rate, and only zero point 8 per cent of the students acquired certification at the level of the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET).
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Acting principal of Buff Bay High School Sandra Buchanan
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