‘Best wishes’ to the 14,500 pupils sitting the NGSA tomorrow


The Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine and Officers of the Ministry of Education would like to extend best wishes to the more than 14,500 candidates sitting the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Minister of Education, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine
Minister of Education, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine

“Remember to keep a positive attitude throughout the assessment and try to stay relaxed. If you start to feel nervous take a few deep breaths. Pace yourself, don’t rush. Read the whole question and pay attention to all the details looking for key words in every question to help you to understand and answer what is being asked of you,” the ministry said in a statement.

Candidates are also reminded of the following:

  • Be on time
  • Walk with your timetables
  • Read the instructions carefully
  • Write in your candidate number on all your answer sheets

Additionally, candidates are advised that all cellular phones and other electronic devices will be disallowed in the exam.   “We are therefore asking candidates to leave such devices at home,” the ministry urged.

Four subjects will be assessed, namely English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Each subject will consist of two papers. English Language and Science will be administered on  April 27, Mathematics and Social Studies on April 28, 2015.



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