Minister of Education Priya Manickchand is hopeful that the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results can be released this week.
Manickchand told the News Room on Wednesday that a number of schools have already resolved their queries, however, the ministry is still engaging the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on several ungraded results.
“Regarding the announcement of our students with the most [grade ones], we are looking to do that later this week,” Manickchand said.
The Education Minister explained that the ministry is not in a position to say who Guyana’s top student is as yet since the review of the grades could ultimately change students’ grades.
“I want to make that distinction because while reviews are ongoing, things can change.”
CXC released the preliminary results of the exams that were written in June/July of this year last week to the education ministries in the region.
Minister Manickchand had told the News Room that teachers and students are not to be blamed for the ungraded results this year; last year, over 20 schools received ungraded results and this was because teachers did not submit School-Based Assessments (SBAs) on time or did not submit them properly.
This year, it is the failure of the CXC system to properly record the SBAs that were submitted.
Meanwhile, this year, Guyana’s overall performance at both the CAPE and CSEC exams was marginally higher than the rest of the region.