Results for both the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will be released tomorrow (Friday) by the Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry at the subject Ministry.
This is according to State Minister, Joseph Harmon on Thursday during a Post Cabinet Briefing with media operatives at the Ministry of the Presidency.
“The Honorable Minister of Education reported to the Cabinet that the results for both the Caribbean Secondary Council Examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination have been received,” he said.
Moreover, Harmon asserted that according to Henry, based on the results, most of the schools countrywide have shown improvements in their performances in all subject areas.
Students from across Guyana sat the 2018 CSEC and CAPE in May.
According to the Superintendent of Examinations within the Education Ministry, Sauda Kadir, 12,266 candidates were registered to sit the CSEC examinations this year, which shows a decrease when compared to 12,684 candidates in 2017.
She added that this year, 923 candidates wrote the CAPE, which records an increase when compared 851 in 2017. This brings the total of 13,189 students writing the two examinations.
Last year, even with the Ministry of Education initially indicating dissatisfaction upon announcing the country’s performance at CSEC examinations , Guyanese students collectively managed to cop a total of 11 of the Regional Awards offered by the CXC.
Of the nine Regional Awards up for grabs at the CSEC level, Guyana walked away with a whopping seven, placing the country once again as a front runner at the Caribbean Examinations.
For 2017, Queen’s College student Michael Bhopaul single-handedly won four of the nine CSEC Awards.
Preliminary results revealed that Bhopaul secured a groundbreaking 25 passes at the secondary level regional assessment, 24 of which were Grade Ones, along with 1 Grade Two.
However, confident in his performance, the 16-year-old reviewed his results and subsequently discovered that he in fact scored Grades Ones at all 25 of the subject areas he pursued. Stemming from his landmark achievement, the QC boy was named the Most Outstanding Performer at CSEC 2017.
In addition, Bhopaul also won himself the Best Performer title in three other categories by scooping up the Business, Science and Technical Vocational awards.