NGSA 2017 results are out, Nations’ Saskia Twahir tops with 524

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…CEO says results are “much better” than last year

Education Minister Nicolette Henry

The National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examination results were disseminated today at the Ministry of Education on Brickdam.

School of the Nations dominated in the 2017 (NGSA) according to the results read by Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry.

The top student was identified as School of the Nations, Saskia Twahir, who acquired 524 marks to earn a placement at Queen’s College.

Coming in second with 523 marks are Clifton Bacchus of Mae’s under 12, Gabriella Roberts of Success Elementary, Xiana Chablial of Graham’s Hall Primary, Amelia Sugrim, and Antonia Dey of Academy of Excellence.
With 522 marks, also from Academy of Excellence, are Tristan Persaud, Brandon Gouveia, and Emily Lalchand, Raj Seeram of Swami Purnanda Primary, Jerod Roberts of Marian Academy, Tristan Richards of Dharmic Rama Krishna, Muhammad Bacchus of ISA Islamic, Tia Chung of Success Elementary and Kripa Thani of Mae’s Under 12.

Chief Education Officer (CEO), Marcel Hutson told a gathering of government representatives, teachers, parents and the media that this year’s results are “much better” than 2016. He also accredited this outcome to the various teaching programs which have been implemented within the educational sector.

Some 13, 329 students from across Guyana wrote the NGSA on April 12 and 13 this year, two weeks earlier than last year.

NGSA is a placement examination offered at the end of the primary cycle to determine which secondary school students will be allotted.

During the two-day examination period, the students were assessed in four subject areas: English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies – two on each day.

Each subject consisted of two papers – Paper Two was the first paper written and consisted of essay-type questions while Paper One consisted of multiple choice questions.

In 2016, some 14,500 students wrote the NGSA examination.

At that time, the top spot was taken by Dharmic Rama Krishna’s Aryan Singh and Mae’s Anthony Ferreira with a tie of 568 marks.

Serena Razack of Graham’s Hall Primary School followed narrowly behind with 565 marks.

A more detailed and analytical report will be published in a subsequent release.

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