PEP Results for Grades Four and Five Out Soon

Story Highlights Results from the recent Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations for grades four and five will be made available to schools on September 13 and October 4, respectively. Results from the recent Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations for grades four and five will be made available to schools on September 13 and October 4, respectively.This announcement was made by Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, at the Ministry’s annual Back-to-School Press Conference, held in the Ministry’s Conference Room, at National Heroes Circle, on Thursday (August 29).“We have been monitoring the feedback regarding the successful sitting of the PEP examinations. Let me assure all Jamaicans that the results for the Primary Exit Profile for grades four and five [for 2019] will be made available to schools,” Mr. Samuda said.“The presentation of the results for the Primary Exit Profile for grades four and five will be similar to that of grade six,” he added.The detailed subject report will consist of two pages that will provide comprehensive information on students’ achievement in specific sub-categories in all subjects: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts.Grade-five students sat the inaugural Performance Task Tests for their demographic between June 18 and 21, while grade-four students sat their Performance Task Tests on May 30 and 31. This announcement was made by Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, at the Ministry’s annual Back-to-School Press Conference, held in the Ministry’s Conference Room, at National Heroes Circle, on Thursday (August 29). “We have been monitoring the feedback regarding the successful sitting of the PEP examinations. Let me assure all Jamaicans that the results for the Primary Exit Profile for grades four and five [for 2019] will be made available to schools,” Mr. Samuda said. read more

Kevin Spacey makes first public appearance since sex assault allegations with pointed

For months he has kept out of the public eye, his former star status languishing under a cloud of notoriety following numerous allegations of sexual assault.But now Kevin Spacey has broken cover, and in some style, to take part in a very pointed poetry reading about a wounded performer determined not to succumb to the blows he endures.Spacey appeared in front of the Greek statue Boxer at Rest in Rome, to read Gabriele Tinti’s poem The Boxer, about an exhausted fighter used for entertainment then left bleeding by the ringside.The poem contains the lines:  “They used me for their entertainment, fed on shoddy stuff. Life was over in a moment” and “The more you’re wounded the greater you are. And the more empty you are. I have endured no end of sleepless nights. I have spent hours and hours sweating to destroy and fall”. Standing beside the Greek bronze cast of the ravaged fighter, which dates from around 316 BC, Spacey, dressed in a tobacco-coloured suit, intoned the poem to a startled audience at the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Kevin Spacey and the writer Gabriele Tinti at the reading of “The Boxer – La nostalgia del poeta” (The Boxer – The nostalgia of the poet) at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, RomeCredit: Ernesto Ruscio /Getty Images Europe Kevin Spacey, reading The Boxer at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme in RomeCredit:Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images Europe One observer, Rome-based writer Barbie Latza Nadeau, said: “He made eye contact with almost everyone in the first few rows of the standing crowd. It was as mesmerising as it was slightly terrifying. It was clear that while he may have fallen from grace for the alleged sexual assaults he did not feel any apparent remorse.”Spacey last year posted a bizarre video to YouTube, appearing in the guise of Frank Underwood, the Machiavellian US president he played in House Of Cards, saying: “I’m certainly not going to pay the price for the thing I didn’t do.”Tinti said it was “an honour” to have the actor read his poem, writing on Twitter: “What a wonderful night! Everyone was so happy to celebrate art, it was an honor to have Kevin Spacey reading my poems, Rome loves you! A picture is worth a thousand words.” Mr Little had initially accused the actor of groping him when he worked as a then 18-year-old busboy at the Club Car bar and restaurant in Nantucket in 2016. Spacey denied the claims, but is still being investigated by officers from the Metropolitan Police over six allegations of sexual assault in the UK between 1996 and 2013.The Hollywood star was voluntarily interviewed under caution by Met’s Complex Case Team in May and Scotland Yard said on Saturday that “inquiries are ongoing.”Anthony Rapp, an actor, has also alleged he was 14 when Spacey, then 26, made a sexual advance to him in 1986. Kevin Spacey and the writer Gabriele Tinti at the reading of "The Boxer - La nostalgia del poeta" (The Boxer - The nostalgia of the poet) at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome This was the first time Spacey has performed in public since sexual misconduct charges from 2017 were dropped by a Massachusetts prosecutor, after William Little declined to testify against him at a pre-trial hearing. Spacey, who was artistic director at London’s The Old Vic theatre between 2004 and 2015, said he did not remember the alleged encounter, but apologised for any “inappropriate drunken behaviour”.The theatre later found 20 people claimed they had been subjected to inappropriate behaviour from the actor.The star was sacked from the Netflix show House Of Cards and Sir Ridley Scott erased him from his completed film All The Money In The World, recasting Christopher Plummer in the role at a cost of millions.Spacey’s reading initially took place in front of around 50  museum goers and selected guests. But by the time he had finished a bigger crowd had gathered outside, and he read the poem over again. Kevin Spacey, reading The Boxer at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme in Rome Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more