Literacy among students remains one of the biggest problems plaguing the education sector leading to disparity in academic performance and examination results and Education Minister Priya Manickchand said schools across the nation will soon benefit from enhanced literacy programmes to curb the issue.

 “We believe once we are able to change the way children read and comprehend, we are going to change whether they want to stay in school and when they stay in school how they perform,” Manickchand said.

Her comments came in response to a question from the Stabroek News, at the presentation of the National Grade Six Assessment results last week, on what is being done to ensure that those who perform poorly benefit significantly in secondary school and do not drop out.