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NGSA graduates to start school in October

Education Minister, Priya Manickchand and other officials within the Ministry pose for a photo with some of the top performers (Photo: MoE)

The results of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) have been announced at the Arthur Chung Conference Center and even though schools reopened for the other levels on September 5, Education Minister Priya Manickchand said face to face classes for the NGSA graduates will commence in October- giving them a break of approximately one month.

“I want to make sure these children don’t miss school any more than they have to and I really want to give them a chance to start the first Monday in October which I believe is the 3rd,” she said.

Even though no online classes will be available in the meantime, Minister Manickchand encouraged the students to use the resources provided by the Ministry in the meanwhile. These resources are all available free of cost.

“A month’s wait in our view is not detrimental but we have all the courses needed on the learning channel and we invite all these children to go and they are on YouTube properly labelled so you would see Mathematic week one, we also have work sheets prepared for every single subjects labelled nicely […] so kids can get a jump start there, that is free, the website is free but I would just tell these students to have some fun until October and maybe do two hours of work a day,” Minister Manickchand noted.

At this year’s exam Guyana saw increased pass rates in the areas of Science and Social Studies at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) 2022 compared to 2021. The pass rate for Science climbed to 46.45 percent as compared to 40.12 percent in 2021. Social Studies saw a pass rate of 58.9 percent compared to 56.3 percent last year.

In the areas of Mathematics and English there was a slight reduction in the pass rate compared to the previous year.

According to Dr. Nicole Manning, Director of Operations, CXC a pass rate of 34.7 percent and 64.75 percent was recorded respectively as compared to the 36.5 percent and 65.71 percent in 2021.

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