On Thursday 3rd May, the History/Social Studies Department at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) conducted a History revision workshop with the intention of assisting Secondary school students in their preparation for the History CSEC exam which begins on May 16th, 2018.
The workshop which was facilitated by Dr Terencia Joseph, Mr Hayden Mckenna, Dr Fiona Rajkumar and Dr Loverne Jacobs-Browne from the School of Education and Humanities, focused on the areas of essay writing and the examination of past paper questions.
Twenty-seven (27) students representing 7 secondary schools were in attendance. The students who were from St. Jospeh’s Convent, St. Joseph, Hillview College, Lakshmi Girls High School, CUC Secondary, Eldorado East Secondary, St. Augustine Secondary and Bishops Girls Port of Spain, testified that the revision workshop equipped them with additional skills which will enhance their performance in their upcoming exams. One parent expressed her gratitude to department members for the initiative while teachers from the participating schools expressed their commitment to foster ties with the History/Social Studies department at the University of the Southern Caribbean.
This workshop is the second instalment of the History/Social Studies Department’s Youth Empowerment for a Stronger Society: YESS USC History CSEC Mentorship Programme which was launched in January of 2018.