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.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Delma Nedd

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Delma Nedd

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

1 four

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

 

 

 

 

 

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