CSEC, CAPE results to be announced today

first_imgWeeks 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.last_img read more