NGSA 2020 wraps up

… Overall turn out above 95 per cent

(July 2nd, 2020) – At the end of day one, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), the overall attendance recorded was above 95 per cent and is likely to remain the same for day two. Fourteen thousand seven hundred and thirty candidates were registered to write the examination this year. In total there are 395 centres across Guyana where the examination is being written.

Visits to some schools along the East Coast of Demerara such as St. Andrew’s Primary, Sir James Douglas Primary, Virginia Primary and Cane Grove Primary reported 100% attendance of pupils to write their examination.

Pupils of Virginia Primary School writing their examination today

A pupil of St. Andrew’s Primary School writing his examination today

Pupils of Lusignan Primary School during their examination today

A medical professional stationed at the Sir James Douglas Primary School to test the temperature of pupils and authorised personnel entering the compound

Yesterday, pupils wrote the English Language and Science examinations while Mathematics and Social Studies Papers one and two are scheduled for today July 2nd, 2020.

At all centres, pupils and all authorised personnel observed the public health measures outlined in the Examination Order 73/2020.

The Ministry of Education is satisfied with the attendance of pupils and recognizes the support given by the teachers, parents and guardians to make the process work to have this examination administered under the safest and strictest conditions to ensure everyone’s well-being.

The same level of support is expected for the administering of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) which will begin on July 13, 2020.


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