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Education Ministry reports poor overall performance in Math and English at CSEC

csec-guyana-cxcThe overall performance of Mathematics and English Language at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams is still an area of concern even though there has been an improvement in English this year.

Despite the Education Ministry stepping up to the challenge and implementing several initiatives to improve the grades of the two core subject areas of Mathematics and English, Mathematics still remains a challenge for Guyanese students at the CXC exams.

On Tuesday, the Education Ministry reported that just over 28 percent of students who wrote Mathematics passed with Grades One to Three. And that represented a one percent drop from last year.

Education Minister Priya Manickchand said the Ministry will have to go back to the drawing board when it comes to the way the curriculum is delivered.

The Minister was quick to point out that Guyana is not the only country facing difficulties in both Mathematics and English Language.

Back in 2011, the recorded percentage for Grades One to Three in Mathematics was 30.4 percent and 34.5 percent the previous year.

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