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Congratulations to all the students who sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) which are managed by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
The fact that they were able to sit the examinations, having missed a significant period of face-to-face class due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is no small feat. Your determination and hard work have paid off.
Preparation for this year’s exams and School Based Assessments (SBAs) required innovative ways to continue learning, managing examination anxiety, and other socioeconomic anxieties that arose from the lockdown that impacted learning, the families, and every facet of life.
That our children had to rely on whatever support mechanism and resources were available yet stayed focused is commendable. The teachers who made themselves accessible to counsel and nurture their students prove their commitment to the profession and love for what they do. Thank you!
Parents being at home during the period of lock down found that they had inordinately more time with their children and doubled as teachers.
COVID-19 has awakened ingenuity and taught new ways to get things done, and true to who Guyana’s children are, their creative side shone through. Students approached preparation using different strategies based on what they thought would work best for them and the supporting structures available.
Despite the challenges, Guyana’s children have improved on their performance. This year’s performance at CAPE is 93.22 per cent, reflecting a 2.36 per cent increase in 2021. For CSEC, this year’s performance sees a 68.5 per cent pass rate compared to 66.36 per cent last year.
Special congratulations to all achievers around Guyana. Now, onward to something bigger and better as you pursue self-development, and work side by side with your seniors to build Guyana.
Job Well Done!