The overall performance of inmates at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) who wrote the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)-Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations was satisfactory, especially in the areas of mathematics and social studies.
Director of the facility Hilary Herman has said that Bordelais obtained a 90 per cent pass rate from the 23 inmates who wrote the CSEC exams at the general proficiency level. The facility obtained one distinction, one grade two, and two grade threes.
Five inmates sat the mathematics exam, two succeeded with a grade one, and three inmates obtained grade threes.
Five inmates wrote principles of business and obtained one – grade one, three – grade twos, and one – grade three. Social studies had the largest number of inmates writing the exam, and recorded four – twos, two – threes, and two were unsuccessful.
The facility’s education programme comprises of both remedial classes and CXC classes in English, mathematics, social studies and principles of business.
Inmates have been performing very well, scoring healthy pass rates annually. The CXC programme at the prison is in its fifth year.