September 27, 2011
GoGSAT is an education phenomenon in Jamaica that is helping students achieve greater success in the GSAT examination. Since its inception in 2005, over 95 of its subscribers have been awarded national scholarships, including the Top Girl and Top Boy awards. Now, through a special partnership with Flow, even more students, teachers and parents will have greater access to this home-grown, Harvard-backed on-line learning technology.
Through this collaboration, Flow Internet customers who sign up to GoGSAT or Caribbeanexams.com from September 9 to November 30, will receive significant discounts to GoGSAT’s educational packages including three months free access to any GoGSAT package they purchase. Existing customers will also benefit from this partnership. This is important news for students as GoGSAT has been rated among the best on-line examination preparation tool for students in grades one to six. In addition to test preparation material, GoGSAT also provides access to live tutorials facilitated by Jamaican and Harvard University Tutors, essay grading, eMentoring, 24/7 help, as well as daily homework and research assistance. GoGSAT also provides educational materials such as handouts, worksheets, practice tests, etc, for teachers. Currently Macmillan Publishers and Nelson Thornes provide teaching material while Harvard University tutors provide mentorship to students via the system’s study room.
This is the second year of collaboration for the two organisations and Shalette A East, vice-president operations at GoGSAT Ltd anticipates another great year with Flow. “GoGSAT is pleased to partner with Flow on this initiative. This partnership came about as a result of our collective desire to assist students with their GSAT, CSEC and CAPE preparation,” she said. Last year through the Flow promotion, many persons upgraded from basic usage of GoGSAT, thus maximising access to support and opportunities, East explained. Speaking on the benefits of the partnership, Sharon Roper, vice-president of marketing at Flow said, “We are very pleased to offer this added benefit to our customers. GoGSAT is a dynamic approach to on-line learning, it is relevant and constantly growing. The GoGSAT team is doing an excellent job and we are proud to facilitate greater access to our students,” she said. The response to the six-year-old GoGSAT programme has been tremendous, resulting in GoGSAT winning four national awards for education. In 2011, subscribers won 50 per cent of the Government Scholarship places. One Flow customer who began using the service in 2010 also won a scholarship in 2011.