Ministry of Education and Caribbean Examination Council to Limit Number Of Subjects Students are Allowed to Write at CSEC
The Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) are working to limit the number of subjects that students will be allowed to write at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination. It is expected that students will be allowed to write no more than eight subjects.
However, the Minister of Education said that the ultimate decision will be that of the teachers, who will determine based on their teaching resources and other factors, whether students will be able to write more subjects. The decision will also be based on the percentage students obtain at the National Grade Nine Assessments.
The minister noted that there may be some exceptions to these rules. If students obtain a percentage of seventy five or more at the grade nine assessments, and if the head teachers and teachers agree that the students are capable, then they will be able to write as many subjects as they like. According to the Minister, this will also be applied to the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
Guyana has, over the past few years, produced students who have been among the top ten for both the CSEC and CAPE Examinations.