The National Grade Six Assessment began yesterday with pupils writing papers One and Two for English language and Science, in the morning and afternoon respectively.
Of the 14, 400 candidates, 95% turned up to write their examination in school at the 503 examination centers across Guyana based on statistics submitted by each Department of Education in the eleven Education Districts. The Ministry of Education says it commits to searching for and re-integrating the remaining 5% of pupils who did not turn up to write the examination.
Thirty-three of the 503 examination centers are new and were established across the eleven education districts to facilitate candidates writing the examination. This was done to make the lives of children and their parents easier by eliminating the burden of having to travel long distances to get to their respective centers which were not the schools they attended.
In addition to the examination centers, the Ministry of Education has established emergency centers that can accommodate those candidates who may have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine.
This was done for the 2021 CSEC and CAPE examinations whereby COVID-19 positive candidates were accommodated and allowed to write their examinations in a separate building.
The NGSA will conclude today, August 5, 2021, with Mathematics and Socials Studies.