CXC results: Guyana awaiting more ‘country analysis’, results to be announced next week
The Ministry of Education in a statement Thursday noted that the results for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) are expected to be released early next week.
The ministry said the “country statistics is regrettably delayed. This is because we are awaiting additional country analysis and reports from CXC.”
The performance of Guyanese candidates at the 2021 sitting of the CSEC and CAPE examinations has been higher than the regional average. This was revealed during the official release of the Caribbean results on October 14 by the CXC’s Director of Operations Dr. Nicole Manning.
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, however, for CAPE, Grades One to Five is 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.
It was also 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.
Since the release of the preliminary results in October, Guyana has been engaging CXC on several ungraded results.
Minister of Education Priya 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.