Some of the over 4,000 students who sat the Common Entrance Examination in 2012. (A. Miller/BGIS)

With more young people facing increased peer pressure, Government is ensuring that students who have taken this year’s Common Entrance Examination are fully equipped with the necessary tools to navigate some of the challenges they may face as they make the transition from primary to secondary school.

Now in its fifth year, the National Task Force on Crime Prevention (NTFCP), in collaboration with Magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, will conduct its 11+ Programme, ???In the Winner’s Circle: Making the Right Choice!’ with an opening ceremony being held on Tuesday, May 15, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the 3Ws Pavilion, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite will deliver the feature address.

Several experts, including members of the NTFCP, the Royal Barbados Police Force’s Community Policing Department, the Barbados Guidance Counselors Association and the Barbados Family Planning Association will be on hand to deliver interactive sessions that include: the Transition process; Bullying/Conflict Resolution; Wandering; Substance Abuse; Self Esteem and Your Body and You.

This year, the programme is being held at all primary schools in the Northern Zone – St. James, St. Lucy, St. Andrew and St. Peter, along with several private schools from May 14 to June 1st.


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