Rovin Blair – first top CAPE student at CWSS
– “It’s a miracle to have achieved 92% passes at CAPE” – Prinicpal of CWSS
– the school also secured a 70% pass rate in Grade Ones to Three CSEC
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 27, 2019
At its first attempt at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), the Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) recorded a 92% pass rate. The school, located in Linden, saw 11 students performing well in the five subjects pursued.
The subjects were Electricity and Electronics, Integrated Mathematics, Environmental Science, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
Top student Rovin Blair, secured a Grade One in Environmental Science and Grade Two in Information Technology and Communication Studies. The aspiring electronic engineer will be pursuing Unit II to his subjects. He has decided to continue his studies at the same institution as he believes the dedicated teachers played an important role in his success, will do so again.
“They did an excellent job; always ensuring we understood the work and made sure we were okay and that we came out successful,” Blair said.
Class teacher, Lioni Peters, went the extra mile to give up the comfort of a staff room and moved permanently into the Sixth Form classroom to provide the students with round-the-clock guidance. “I’m happy! It was hard work to get there, lots of hard work. CAPE wasn’t easy, it took a lot of determination to get there,” the elated teacher told the Department of Public Information (DPI).
The principal of CWSS, Cleveland Thomas, commended the teachers who, despite being first-timers to CAPE, stuck through the challenges and made it out successfully. “It’s a miracle to have achieved 92% passes at CAPE. However, these results came through dedication and commitment on the part of the teachers and students and a belief that failure is not an option. I know for sure, the teachers would have done their best, they caught on to the programme, they worked beyond the call of duty,” he remarked.
Another factor that contributed to this success was the fact that the CAPE programme was well thought out. This saw tremendous planning and coordination on the part of the teachers. “We planned for this. Teachers would have gone off to the University of Guyana to study. So, now they are trained graduate teachers because we knew we would have gone into CAPE. Therefore, we had our staff prepared, so when the programme came on board, we were ready.”
This year, Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School also garnered a 70% pass rate in Grade Ones to Three at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.