As hundreds of students prepared
for their first day in the education system’s new Year 12 programme, Education
Minister Rolston Anglin encouraged them to take advantage of their second
During the students’ first school assembly
at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre, Mr. Anglin shared with them
some of the stark realities they could expect to face upon completion.
He noted, “If you want to be
successful, make the best of all that’s on offer throughout this final year.
The time and care with which you prepare to face the world will determine your
Over the last several days,
students and parents have reviewed grades and met with Department of Education
Services’ staff members to determine placement in the Year 12 programme.
Since the Economics &
Statistics Office’s 2008 Labour Force Survey reported that 35 percent of 15 -19
year-olds are unemployed, the Education Minister has been determined to implement
measures to help reduce that figure.
The new programme is designed to
assist by permitting students to re-sit exams or explore vocational courses
such as creative media production, motor vehicle repair, and information
Others may also use the time to
prepare for the next step in their educational journey by exploring advanced
placement course options.