CSEC Exams Results; Connell Jno Baptiste, First Dominican Student to Record 11 Ones
This year there were 6864 entries in 31 subjects out of the 35 subject areas offered by CXC.
Chief Education Officer, Stephenson Hyacinth, says this represents a total of 742 more subject entries as compared to that of last year’s in 28 subject areas.
For the first time a Dominican Student has recorded 11 ones in the Examinations.
His name is Connell Javeed Jno. Baptiste from the St. Mary’s Academy. Leah V Dodds from the Convent High School obtained 10 ones in the examinations.
The Chief Education Officer has disclosed that for the first time Dominica entered students to write the Theatre Arts Examinations.
English A and Mathematics have declined significantly from that of last year.
Dominica’s performance in Mathematics is below the region’s rate of 33 percent.
1114 students wrote the exams compared to 970 in 2011.
The Education Minister, Honourable Petter St. Jean, says the results have highlighted that there are some inherent problems that we need to address head on.
He says the success of students is hinged on the teaching/learning process, but the trend of the decline in these results is not just in Dominica but a global phenomenon.
On the bright side, 4 schools namely the Seventh Day Adventist, St. Martin Secondary, Portsmouth Secondary and Castle Bruce Secondary, obtained increases in their performances.
The top performers are Cornell Javeed Jno. Baptiste from SMA with 11 ones, Leah Dodds from the CHS with 10 ones, Malik Stewart from the PCSS with 9 ones and 1 two, Arlene Ferrol from CHS with 9 ones and Jelanie Letang from CHS with 9 ones.
Congratulations to the top performers.