AFC calls on Gov’t to deal with issue of under performance at CSEC exams
As the top students at this year’s CSEC examination continue to celebrate their individual achievements, the Alliance For Change party said it is concerned over the large amount of students whose performance was below par.
The overall grade 1-3 passes in 2012 was 58.69 percent and this year it marginally increased to 59.31 percent.
Speaking at its weekly press conference, Executive Member Trevor Williams explained that when one compares the results to 2012, there was just marginal increases in the number of passes from Grade 1-3.
From an analysis of the 2013 results, English Language and Mathematics remain a major challenge for 2012 candidates. English Language recorded a dismal 45.69 percent for Grade 1-3 passes while mathematics recorded a less than favourable 37.02 success rate.
According to Williams, both subjects are considered as benchmarks for further studies and also developing lifelong skills.
The party maintains that the investment in Guyana’s Human resource is a critical part of the nation’s development.
On Tuesday the Ministry of Education announced that Zimeena Rasheed of Anna Regina Multilateral secured 18 grade ones and two grade twos.
While her counterpart Yogeeta Persaud gained 18 grade ones in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.