Weeks of waiting in anticipation will end today for hundreds of students and their parents as the Education Ministry is expected to announce the results of the 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).The announcement will be made at a news conference scheduled for 10:00h by Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine. The press conference will be held in the auditorium of the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) and will be streamed live on the Ministry’s website www.education.gov.gy.CSEC uses a six-point grading scheme, which is used to report on the performance of the candidates under six overall and profile grades as follows: Overall grades – I, II, III, IV, V, VI; and Profile grades – A, B, C, D, E, F.CSEC subjects are examined for certification at the General and Technical Proficiencies, which provides students with the foundation for further studies and entry into the workplace.Guyanese students have been performing exceptionally well at these examinations over the years, having produced the top student for the past few years. Last year, 17-year-old Victoria Najab of Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) topped the country with a whopping 20 Grade Ones.The second spot was taken by another SVN student, Vamanadev Hiralall, who obtained 19 Grade Ones and one Grade Two. He was followed in the third spot by Aliyah Rasheed from Queenstown Village on the Essequibo Coast, who secured 19 Grade Ones.Meanwhile, CAPE is designed to provide certification of the academic, vocational and technical achievement of students in the Caribbean who, having completed a minimum of five years of secondary education, wish to further their studies.Last year CAPE toppers included Cecil Cox, Larissa Whiltshire and Sasha Woodroffe, all of Queen’s College and Shonta Noel of St Rose’s High, who all secured Grade One passes in six units.
Go hard or go home! This fan went all out These fans couldn’t believe Russia advanced to the quarter-finals The Russian team pile on the hero Akinfeev 8 8 “Lots of beer, whiskey and vodka.” This Russia fan is planning a BIG night after beating Spain 😂😂#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/1UMpdBfq0i— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2018 There were colourful scenes outside the ground pre-match 🙌 Moscow goes mad! 🙌The #RUS fans enjoyed Dzyuba’s goal so much they even got the smoke bombs out! 💨Do you think Russia will go on to beat #ESP?📻 https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/8znZdD7RHS— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2018 Madness!! 😂😂Look how this #RUS fan celebrated the win over Spain 🍺😂#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/OMJBR4P736— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2018 These fans kept the faith The Luzhniki Stadium crowd started a Mexican Wave halfway through the first-half This boy always had faith Russia could upset Spain Earlier, the hosts got off to the worst start when Sergei Ignashevich diverted a free-kick into his own net but Sergio Ramos was happy to claim the goal…However, Artem Dzyuba’s spot-kick just before half-time levelled the game after Gerard Pique was penalised for an ill-judged handball which he received a lot of stick on Twitter for.It was a tense game in what has been a terrific tournament so far as Russia came out on top.Below you can see some of the best pictures and videos of fans before, during and after the Spain v Russia last 16 clash. 8 8 8 The party continues 😂Loads of Russia fans have jumped into the fountain in Red Square 👀#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/PK9kGYJjIN— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2018talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. The Luzhniki Stadium was bouncing after the game 8 On an 11 hour train across Russia…The moment @talkSPORT told these Russia fans they’d beaten Spain 🙌#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/ObS4Ndsmjd— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2018 Akinfeev SAVES 🙌Inside the fan park the moment Russia knocked Spain out! 👏#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/Xf1wumRqne— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2018 I hope you’ve got your breath back after that nail-biting penalty shootout which saw host nation Russia book their place in the World Cup quarter-finals at Spain’s expense.Igor Akinfeev pulled off two great saves to deny Koke and Iago Aspas in the shootout to shatter the 2010 World Cup winners’ hopes of glory in 2018. 8 Roo-si-ya! 🎶 #RUS fans making plenty of noise on the metro to the #ESP match 🙌#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/tsi1aU6DnS— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2018 8