For the first time in living memory students sitting the National Grade Six Assessment have achieved 60 percent passes in English.
The NGSA results were delivered by Minister of Education Nicolette Henry at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) earlier today.
TOP STUDENT – Nalia Rahaman of Westfield Prep; 529 marks – Queen’s College.
In brief remarks the minister said the improvements witnessed are a direct result of government’s increased spending among other strategies employed in the education sector
14,145 candidates sat the examination back in April. Of these 46 percent gained 50 percent or more in social studies a 1 percent drop compared to last year. Passes at science remained the same with 46 percent achieving 50 percent or more marks. There was a marked improvement of 60 percent in passes for English compared to 54 percent last year.
Meanwhile mathematics saw a 7 percent reduction in those gaining 50 percent or more. Minister Henry said this is a sign that there is need for government to continue interventions similar to those undertook last year.
A historic 529 was scored by top-performing student Nalia Rahaman of Westfield Prep.
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