Sir Travis Bovell a former student of the prestigious St Rose’s High School in Georgetown, who is now a teacher himself at the primary level conducted an educational seminar over the weekend – Saturday, June 18 for students on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD) who will be sitting the Ministry of Education’s National Grade Six Assessment 2022.
The examination is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 with English Language papers one and two being written in the morning and Science papers one and two scheduled for the afternoon session. The students will return to their examination room the following day -Thursday, July 7 for the completion of their assessment, which will commence with Mathematics papers one and two being conducted in the morning session after which the two-day examination will be wrapped up with Social Studies papers one and two being done in the latter half of the day.
The pupils who were present with their parents at the seminar were allowed to ask any questions that they are not sure about as they were engaged in an interactive session. The young teacher who taught at the La Grange Primary School before becoming a private lesson teacher noted that several students are still not fully prepared for the examination because schools countrywide were closed for one and a half years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was pointed out that several key components of the school curriculum have still not been completed while other aspects of the syllabus have had to be “rushed through” for a want of time. It is against this backdrop that Sir Bovell made the decision to ensure that the students are sent into their examination in the best frame of mind. The young man who is extremely popular on the West Bank of Demerara where he lives and works is best known for his educational programmes and is fondly referred to as “Sir” by everyone in the district.
Apart from being a teacher, Sir Bovell holds several other key portfolios. He is a national athlete, specializing in the long-distance races and will be aiming for the win in this year’s South America Championship scheduled for the October -November season.
He is also the Presidential Candidate of A.U.C (A United country) which will be taking part in the next General elections. The party will be officially launched in August of 2022. The young man is no stranger to discipline and leadership as he served in the capacity of Deputy Head Prefect while being a student at St Rose’s High. He holds passes in several subject areas including Communication Studies, Sociology, and Caribbean Studies.
Currently, Sir Bovell is working to team up with another former member of his school, Shanomae Milling who topped the country at the 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). The two individuals are expected to visit several secondary schools while paying courtesy calls and engaging the students in disciplinary behaviour sessions as there has been an upsurge in gang violence in many schools which has forced the Police Force to conduct checks at many schools in an effort to curb the prevailing trend.