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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 17:04

More than 15,000 to sit National Grade Six Assessment - Preparations well underway

The National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) will be held on Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, 2014 at centres across Guyana. Approximately fifteen thousand five hundred (15,500) candidates are registered to write this examination.

Four subjects will be assessed, namely English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Each subject will consist of two papers. English Language and Science will be administered on 16 April, Mathematics and Social Studies on 17 April 2014.

Timetables for the candidates were prepared and distributed in March 2014 to schools across the country.

Seminars are being held to train supervisors and invigilators in the administration of all examinations and to enlighten them on the new procedures for these examinations. To date training has been concluded in Region # 7 - Kamarang and Bartica, Region # 8 -Paramakatoi, Region # 2 - Essequibo, Region # 9 - Lethem and Region # 10 – Linden. Seminars will be conducted in all the other Regions prior to the administration of the NGSA.

Other logistical preparations are ongoing in the various Regional Education Department for the successful administration of the examinations.
The Ministry of Education wishes to advise that all cellular phones and other electronic devices will be disallowed in the exam. We are therefore asking candidates to leave such devices at home. Any candidate found with such devices during the examination will be disqualified.

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