by: Nina Laing, Freeport News Reporter

One third of young boys in local government schools are failing at in-house and national examinations, according to Deputy Director of Education – Grand Bahama, Bimini, and Cays Sandra Edgecombe.  This is a major motivating factor behind the number of students that drop out of school, she explained.

Edgecombe made these remarks while addressing Rotarians of the Freeport Club at their weekly luncheon at Ruby Swiss Restaurant yesterday.  During her address, Edgecombe said she hopes to reduce the number of dropouts by improving the academic performance of the island’s young boys.  In order to do so, she said it is necessary to improve literacy in schools, which she noted is a major objective for the Ministry of Education.

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