August 14, 2019

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is reporting a 1.5% increase in the overall passes of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and a minimal decline in passes for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

Acting Education Minister, Karl Samuda admits that there are some disappointments; but he says students performed better in the examinations compared to last year. 

He says that despite this decline, there continues to be improvement in over 18 subject areas and promises a national assessment of the results in order to ensure a targeted response. 

The external examinations were sat in May and June of this year with the CAPE results published on August 13th and the CSEC results slated for release on Thursday, August 15 between 2:30 pm and 5: 30 pm.

Meanwhile 23,019 students registered to sit the City and Guilds 2018 Mathematics exams while 18,551 were registered to sit English (Reading and Writing) exams.

Some 61% of the total number of persons who sat the Mathematics assessment passed, while 78% of the students who sat the English component passed.