Guyana continues to perform outstandingly well at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). This year, the country has recorded a 68.5 per cent pass rate, compared to 66.3 per cent in 2021.

Some 10,368 students were registered for CSEC, compared to 9,808 last year. There were 62,990 subject entries. Twenty subjects recorded improvements, while six remained “constant”, the Chief Education Officer (CEO), Dr Marcel Hutson said at a ceremony today in Anna Regina, Region Two.

Further, he noted that “outstanding” performance was noted in 9 subject areas, which saw over 90 per cent of candidates attaining acceptable grades – One to Three. These nine subjects include Agriculture Science with 99.4 per cent pass; Music, 100 per cent; Electronic Documentation Preparation and Management, and 90.9 per cent; and Industrial Technology (Mechanical), 98.6 per cent.

An improved pass rate was noticed in English B, with 72.4 per cent compared to the 53.4 recorded in 2021. Regarding Mathematics, Dr Huston reported that only 34.2 per cent of all candidates passed. This reflects a three per cent increase from last year.

Guyana Standard understands that there was improved performance in the Sciences, except for Chemistry, which recorded a pass rate of 60.1 per cent. Biology showed an increase in pass rate from 75 per cent in 2021 to 82.1 per cent this year. Meanwhile, Physics moved from 61.9 to 63.6 per cent, while Human and Social Biology recorded a two per cent increase.

Subjects related to Business, with the exception of Economics, which maintained a 64.4 per cent pass rate, recorded increased performance.

Principles of Business recorded a pass rate of 78.41 per cent this year as against 75.16 in 2021. Principles of Accounts moved from 71.57 per cent in 2021 to 75.14 in 2022. Office Administration and Documentation Preparation and Management moved from a pass rate of 79.62 per cent in 2021 to 85.06 this year. “Our country is in good hands,” the CEO declared.

Social Studies recorded a pass rate of 55.4 per cent compared to 52.2 in 2021, while Caribbean History saw a decline from 70.7 to 64. The Geography pass rate also declined from 60.5 per cent to 59. Religious Education recorded a pass rate of 77.3 per cent, while Theatre Arts recorded 99.3.





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