QC girl is CSEC top performer with 19 Grade Ones


Sarena Aruna Razak, a Queen’s College student, gained the most Grade One passes at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations.

Razak scored 19 Grade One passes, two Grade Two passes and one Grade Three pass.

This was announced by Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Friday at the National Centre for Educational Research and Development (NCERD) in Kingston, Georgetown.

It is important to note that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is still engaging a review process, so Manickchand cautioned that students’ results may change.

Earlier at the forum, Chief Education Officer (CEO) Dr. Marcel Hutson noted that some 9,808 candidates wrote the CSEC examination from secondary schools and private centres across Guyana.

Some 75 per cent of Guyanese students recorded Grades One to Three passes; this is higher than the regional average of 66 per cent. At the earlier announcement of the region’s results, it was noted that Guyanese students topped 20 of the 33 subjects written at the CSEC examinations.

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