Twenty-nine candidates sat the February 2019 Virgin Islands High School Certificate Programme (
That inmate is young Omarie Winter whose inspiring story is one showing his determination not to be a victim of his circumstance
His achievement was recognised on Tuesday when officials at Her Majesty’s Prison held a ceremony to acknowledge “the positive efforts” of not only Winter, who successfully completed the programme, but the 12 other inmates who enrolled in the programme
And though the 12 other inmates were unsuccessful in the programme that started in October 2018 under the leadership of former education minister Myron Walwyn, there are opportunities for them to retake the exam.
Resit an option
The next opportunity for students to take exams will be in October 2019. Registration runs from September 2 to 6.
Doing a resit also applies to the other 15 students from the territory’s general population who were unsuccessful. William Corey — a general population student — is the only other of the total 29 candidates who successfully completed the programme.
What is the VI High School Certificate Programme?
To complete the programme, candidates must receive a secondary school certificate in five courses — mathematics, English, science, social studies, and life skills.
Every subject except for life skills requires candidates to sit an exam. For life skills, each candidate is required to submit a portfolio, which is then assessed.
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