As CSEC pass rates fall, Rural West MP urges Administration to follow through on plans to upgrade Ottos Comprehensive

MP Richard Lewis has specifically identified the Ottos Comprehensive School (OCS) as one of the secondary institutions in dire need of attention.  

Lewis – the St. John’s Rural West representative and a graduate of the OCS, himself – says the school’s overall CSEC pass rate, in 2022, was only 43.3 percent, a decline from the 57.4 percent pass rate at that institution the year before.

Noting that Ottos Comprehensive continues to fall below the national average each year, Lewis is imploring the Browne Administration to follow through on its previous announcements of plans for the school’s upgrade.

Given that the OCS’ 50th anniversary celebrations are this year, Lewis says the upgrade is long overdue.

Meanwhile, he says the Administration should consider constructing a new secondary school in the Rural West constituency, as smaller class sizes can significantly affect student performance.

Lewis also notes the academic strides made at the recently established Sir Novelle Richards Academy, which continues to perform above the national average.