The Essequibo region is shining after pulling off several outstanding performances at this years Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations of the Caribbean Examinations Council.
Anna Regina student Zimeena Rasheed who wrote 20 subjects at the May/June Examinations gained 18 Grade Ones and Two Grade Twos. She was closely followed by another Anna Regina Secondary School student Yogeeta Persaud who wrote 18 subjects and gained 18 Grade Ones. There were two Queens College students who gained 16 Grade Ones and several others who gained over 11 Grade Ones.
The Top positions were dominated by students of the Anna Regina Secondary School and Queens College. The Education Minister Priya Manickchand, traveled to the Cinderella County of Essequibo to deliver the more than fairy tale results. The Minister told a packed Auditorium of students, teachers and parents at the Anna Regina Secondary School that she thought it best to deliver the results from that Region because of the great success that students from the Region have gained at the examinations.
Minister Manickchand reported that Guyana has done very well overall at this years CSEC examinations. She told those gathered that 69 students from across the country gained 11 or more Grade Ones at the examinations. That’s an increase when compared to the 2012 results. The Education Ministry has also noted several increases in a number of subject areas with some subject areas recording a 100% pass rate nationally. There was a slight decline in the Mathematics subject area.
The Minister said “the analysis of the 2013 CSEC results revealed that the overall pass rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grade One to Three was 59.31% as opposed to 58.69% in 2012. The overall 2013 Grade One to Grade Four pass rate was 80.92%”
Just over 12,000 Guyanese students wrote the examinations.
See the Top Students Below…
CSEC Individual candidate performances
School Name Results Obtained
1. Anna Regina Sec Zimeena Rasheed 18 Ones 2 twos
2. Anna Regina Sec Yogeeta Persaud 18 Ones
3. Queen’s College Phillipe Walker 16 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Akeila Wiltshire 16 Ones 1 two
5. Queen’s College Cecil Cox 16 Ones
6. Queen’s College Akash Jairam15 Ones/2 twos/1 three
7. Queen’s College Sharmila Ramlall 15 Ones 2 twos
8. Queen’s College Shahrazaad Khan 15 Ones 1 two
St. Rose’s High Crystal Nelson 15 Ones 1 two
10. Saraswati Vidya Niketan Parmeshivanie Seodat 15 Ones
Saraswati Vidya Niketan Rafena Mustapha 15 Ones
12. Anna Regina Sec Teakaram Singh 14 Ones 1 two
Queen;s College Nabeeha Ali 14 Ones 1 two
Queen’s College Kezia Daniels 14 Ones 1 two
ISA Islamic Academy Fatima Haniff 14 Ones 1 two
Saraswati Vidya Niketan Anuradha Sookdeo 14 Ones 1 two
Saraswati Vidya Niketan Romini Sukhal 14 Ones 1 two