Ministry of Education, Guyana

Friday, 12 February 2016 13:57

2016 National Budget Presentation, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, Honourable Minister of Education

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As it relates to Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) assessments, performance in 2015 continued to show improvement over previous years.

Candidates wrote Units in twenty-nine subject areas. Each Unit comprises three Modules (equivalent to 150 Credit Hours), and is separately examined and certified. Candidates from Guyana wrote fifty-six (56) units at this year’s examination. In addition, for the first time, Guyana received two Regional top awards for CAPE.

The analysis of the 2015 CSEC results revealed that the overall pass rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grade One to Three was 62.72% as opposed to 60.21% in 2014.

The Grade One to Three passes in English A and Mathematics both improved over last year’s performance. The English A pass rate is 49.36%, up from 46.98% in 2014 and 45.69% in 2013. The Mathematics pass rate is 45.07%, up from 38.75% in 2014 and 28.92% in 2013.

Guyana continued to earn top Regional CSEC awards.

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