September 2, 2014

This year’s NGSA results to be available earlier than normal – education minister

Education Minister Priya Manickchand, in the company of Director of the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) Jennifer Cumberbatch, along with other ministry officials, Monday visited the Police Officers’ Mess, Eve Leary where the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations are being marked, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.

Education Minister Priya Manickchand looks on as persons mark the 2013 Grade National Grade Six Assessment examination papers at Police Officers' Mess, Eve Leary, Georgetown on Monday

Education Minister Priya Manickchand looks on as persons mark the 2013 Grade National Grade Six Assessment examination papers at Police Officers’ Mess, Eve Leary, Georgetown on Monday

Minister Manickchand said that the ministry has maintained a very high level of integrity  in relations to the exams, and highlighted that there are going to be improved systems in the examinations division, even as she pointed out that there are always challenges associated with the marking of the papers. The scripts are being marked by local teachers.

“I think we’re coming very close to a place where all we want to be able as a country, is to offer the various types of education in terms of private and public… that we are regularised in the type of education that is offered, and so we will have to be looking at that a little bit closer now,” highlighted the minister.

This year, 17,000 students wrote the NGSA examinations during the Easter holiday period.

The National Grade Six Assessment examination papers  being marked

The National Grade Six Assessment examination papers being marked

Prior to sitting the NGSA, candidates would have already written the National Grades Two and Four assessments.

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