Guyana records marginal increase in overall CSEC pass rate – Mathematics passes continue to decline
Georgetown, GINA, August 17, 2016
Preliminary results for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations have revealed that Guyana recorded a marginal increase in the overall pass rate.
The results which were announced by Ingrid Trotman, Assistant Chief Education Officer Nursery at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), Georgetown, today, indicated that there was an overall pass rate of 63.39% compared to 62.72% in 2015.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Delma Nedd then explained that the Ministry is not satisfied with the results, citing that there is a decrease in the overall pass rate for mathematics which declined to 38.37%, compared to 45.07% in 2015.
The overall performance in Chemistry was also unsatisfactory with a pass rate of 41.13%. Passes in Integrated science, as well declined.
Nedd however, pointed out that the decline in mathematics is not only seen in Guyana, but throughout the Caribbean. Notwithstanding this, Nedd noted that recommendations coming out of the ongoing Commission of Inquiry into the state of the education sector will be able to improve the pass rate for mathematics and other subject areas, next year.
Additionally, there was significant improvement in English A from 49.36% in 2015 to 59.3% in 2016. Principles of Business recorded excellent performance by students with an overall pass rate of 84.91% while there was an increase in Principles of Accounts which moved from 65.43% in 2015 to 70.81% in 2016.
There was also a significant increase in the overall pass rate for foreign languages. Passes in French increased from 79.86% as compared to 54.96% in 2015 while passes in Spanish improved from 60.51% in 2015 to 66.33% in 2016.
A total of 12,809 candidates from Guyana wrote the CSEC examinations, with 4,540 of that number attending private schools. Thirty-five (35) different subjects were written with 73,303 subject entries.
There was also a slight decrease in the overall pass rate from 87.54% to 86.74% for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). For the first time, two new CAPE subjects were written; Integrated Mathematics and Logistics and Supply Chain Operations which saw a pass rate of 52.51% and 100% respectively.
A total of 898 students wrote the CAPE examinations with 4,062 subject entries.
Agriculture Science and Biology recorded excellent performances while there was significant improvement in Biology and Physics. Biology recorded 76.38% from 59.3% in 2015
46 candidates secured 11 Grades Ones or more at CSEC. These candidates are listed below:
School Name Results Obtained
St Rose’s High Fatima Karim 19 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Kayshav Tewari 19 Ones
Queen’s College Aadilah Ali 18 Ones 3 twos 1 three
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Ramkumarie Ramdass 18 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Sariah Singh 18 Ones
Skeldon Line Path Sec Joshua Indarjit 17 Ones
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Kimberly Najab 15 Ones 3 twos
Anna Regina Secondary Kevall Lall 15 Ones
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Pritisha Baldeo 14 Ones 3 twos 3 threes
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Narindra Persaud 14 Ones 3 twos 3 threes
Anna Regina Secondary Ateisha Brant 14 Ones 2 twos
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Aravinda Prasad 14 Ones 1 two 4 threes
Berbice High Vanassa Ramnarain 14 Ones 1 two
Berbice High Jose Cumming 13 Ones 3 twos 2 threes
Queen’s College Angelie Persaud 13 Ones 3 twos
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Geeta Camacho 13 Ones 2 twos 2 threes
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Bharrat Sookdeo 13 Ones 1 two 1 three
Queen’s College Shafeek Rayman 13 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Min Wen Gong 13 Ones
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Vijendra Arjune 12 Ones 7 twos 1 three
Anna Regina Secondary Bibi Aseey Mohamed 12 Ones 7 twos
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Azari’el Perry 12 Ones 5 twos 2 threes
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Aditya Kadarnauth 12 Ones 4 twos 2 threes
Tagore High School Lavesh Mohabir 12 Ones 3 twos
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Sujesh Bahadur 12 Ones 2 twos 1 three
Queen’s College Kaynecia Ellis 12 Ones 2 twos
Queen’s College Reyhanah Abdul Kadir 12 Ones 1 two 1 three
Anna Regina Secondary Aquib Mohamed 12 Ones 1 two
The Bishops’ High Masud Lewis 12 Ones 1 two
ISA Islamic School Sadia Musahab 12 Ones 1 two
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Anjanie Harilall 12 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Bibi Safia Ally 12 Ones
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Manisha Singh 11 Ones 5 twos 2 threes
Sarawati Vidya Nakitan Nalini Murugayya 11 Ones 4 twos 2 threes
St Stanislaus College Jemuel Parasram 11 Ones 3 twos
Queen’s College Maneesha Balgobin 11 Ones 2 twos 1 three
New Amsterdam Sec Rea Harris 11 Ones 2 twos
Queen’s College Rebecca Geer 11 Ones 2 twos
Queen’s College Theresa Gobin 11 Ones 1 two 1 three
New Amsterdam Sec Yevnie Sukra 11 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Hemwanttie Jagasar 11 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Afanah Khan 11 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Elmira Persaud 11 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Terriesa Smith 11 Ones 1 two
The Bishops’ High Rashida Murray 11 Ones 2 threes
Marian Academy Damian Larocque 11 Ones