September 2, 2014

NGSA results to be out soon – Manickchand

Official results for the 2013 sitting of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) can be expected to be announced during the week of June 10 or before that, Education Minister Priya Manickchand said on Friday.

Education Minister Priya Manickchand

Education Minister Priya Manickchand

This will be the first time these results will be released this early. “We intend to make early results a feature of the ministry,” she stated.  The minister explained that the Education Ministry is looking at measures to make the process faster, for instance, the use of technology to mark the multiple choice papers as is done across the world.
Minister Manickchand indicated her satisfaction with the process thus far. In April, Minister Manickchand along with the National Centre for Educational Resources Development (NCERD) Director Jennifer Cumberbatch and other ministry officials had checked on the progress of marking NGSA scripts during a visit to the Police Officers’ Mess where the process was ongoing.
This year, 17,000 students wrote the NGSA during the Easter Holidays, but prior to sitting the exam, candidates wrote the National Grades Two and Four assessments. The results will report on their overall performance at the three levels.

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