The performance of Guyanese candidates at the 2021 sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations has been better than the regional average according to Director of Operations at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr. Nicole Manning.
While answering questions at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at Liliendaal, Georgetown where the results for this year’s CSEC and CAPE examinations were announced, Dr. Manning stated that some 70 per cent of the candidates who were registered from Guyana had received acceptable grades compared to the region’s 68 per cent.
For CSEC, these acceptable grades are the Grades One to Three passes; Grade One is the highest ranking. At the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), however, Grades One to Five are considered the passing grades.
Importantly, too, Dr. Manning highlighted that of the 33 subjects offered at CXC at the CSEC level, Guyanese candidates would have topped 20 subjects.
During a presentation she made at the forum, Dr. Manning highlighted that 88 per cent of the CAPE candidates obtained acceptable Grades One to Five passes as opposed to the Caribbean’s 87 per cent pass rate. This means that Guyana recorded higher pass rates than the regional average at both the CSEC and CAPE levels.