Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:16

Strides made in achieving equity in education

The results of the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations have indicated that the effort being made by government to ensure equity in education delivery is bearing fruit.

Schools outside of Georgetown have performed well at the examinations. According to data from the local Examinations Division, four of these schools made it into the top 10 list this year.

These schools are President’s College, Region Four with a 96.09 per cent pass rate counting grades one to three; Mc Kenzie High, Region 10 with a 94.1 per cent pass rate; Anna Regina, Region Two with a 90.09 per cent pass rate; and New Amsterdam Secondary, Region Six with a 89.3 per cent pass rate.

The other schools that complete the top 10 list are Queen’s College with a pass rate of 98 per cent; Bishops’ High with 97.06 per cent; St Rose’s High with 93.3 per cent; St. Joseph’s High with 90.09 per cent; St. Stanislaus College with 90.4 per cent; and Central High with 89.6 per cent.

Seven other rural schools performed commendably and are on the list of the top 20 best performing schools. These schools are Annandale Secondary, Region Four with a pass rate of 89.02 per cent; West Demerara Secondary, Region Three with 87.4 per cent; Berbice High School, Region Six with 87 per cent; J.C. Chandisingh Secondary, Region Six with 84.3 per cent; Abram’s Zuil Secondary, Region Two with 83.8 per cent; Zeeburg Secondary, Region Two with 76.7 per cent; and Skeldon Line Path Secondary, Region Six with 75.8 per cent.

The other schools on the list are Brickdam Secondary with 86.3 per cent; Chris Church Secondary with 83.7 per cent; Ruimveldt Secondary with 81.3 per cent.

Other rural schools that performed notably well are Cove and John Secondary, Region Four with 75.5 per cent; Silver City Secondary, Region 10 with 74 per cent; Bygeval Secondary, Region Five with 73.6 per cent; Tagore Memorial Secondary , Region Six  with 73.2 per cent; Bladen Hall Secondary, Region Four with 72.7 per cent; St. Ignatius Secondary, Region Nine with 71.9 per cent; Berbice Educational Institute, Region Six with 71 per cent; Covent Garden Secondary, Region Four with 69.7 per cent; Mahaicony Secondary, Region Five with 69 per cent; Patentia Secondary, Region Four with 66.5 per cent; Rosignol Secondary, Region Five with 64.8 per cent; L’ Aventure Secondary, Region Three with 64.1 per cent; and Leguan Secondary also of Region Three with 62.1 per cent.

At the regional level, Region Four secured a pass rate of 71.5 per cent to unseat Georgetown with 70.8 per cent to secure the position as the top region in the country at the examinations.

This achievement can be credited to the hard working and dedicated teachers in the school system, particularly those at the rural schools.

This aside, the progress in realising equity in education has been made possible through numerous interventions by government including the training and upgrading of teachers, improving access to education, modernising school infrastructure throughout the country and making available more learning resources to both students and teachers.

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