“It’s finally over; we did our best!”

– NGSA students satisfied with their performances; despite some challenges

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 2, 2020

The long-awaited National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) has concluded today.

Some 14,730 candidates were registered to sit the four-core examination at 395 centres across Guyana.

Among them were Malachi Taylor and Akeelah Junor from the North Georgetown Primary School. The duo is now breathing a sigh of relief upon completing their exams and are confident that the time invested will bring great success in the end.

Admitting that a section of the assessment required intense reasoning, Taylor told DPI that “overall it was a great test.”

“For the three months when I was at home, I studied hard and practised with some past test papers,” Taylor added while acknowledging his parents who he said were very supportive.

For Junor, she believes that her habit of waking up in the wee hours to study will indeed pay off. “I did well!” she exclaimed, as she bid goodbye to school mates.

Describing the assessment as “a little difficult,” Stanley Thomas, also of North Georgetown Primary is positive of achieving placement at Queens College.

“I just want to wish everyone good luck and hope that they receive a top school like me,” the self-assured lad posited.

DPI also caught up with Linden Freeman of St. Margaret’s Primary, who identified Social Studies Paper Two as being the most challenging test. Despite the barriers, the young man said he did his best and come September, he will be a proud student of the St. Stanislaus College.

Meanwhile, Darryanna Bayley, also of St. Margaret’s Primary was eager to speak with the media. Expressing her accomplishments, Bayley explained that the Science paper was the easiest for her, while Mathematics is the subject, she is most concerned about.

Yesterday, the students wrote the Science and English Language examinations and today, Mathematics and Social Studies Papers one and two.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic the pupils were all subjected to strict guidelines by the Ministry of Education to ensure the students and teachers are protected from the virus.

The students were required to wear their face masks and wash their hands thoroughly upon entering the school compound, after which they were screened before proceeding to the exam centre.

Furthermore, several Education Officials were dispatched to the various districts to ensure that the candidates adhere and comply with the examination order 73/2020.

Education Minister, the Hon. Dr. Nicolette Henry is thankful that everyone observed the gazetted guidelines during the two-day engagement.


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