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Gopeesingh: Failures down
Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh is hoping for “some quantum leaps” in pupils’ performance in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) results in the next four years. He said this year’s results were better than last year’s. Gopeesingh was speaking at the Chaguanas Government Primary School (CGPS) yesterday morning where he announced the first and second place winners. He said last year 11.5 per cent of the pupils failed to get beyond 30 per cent but this year it had been reduced to about 9.5 per cent. “We are making definite strides in the education system but we want some quantum leaps now over the next four years,” Gopeesingh added.
A total of 17, 327 pupils wrote the exam on March 29. Among some of the other primary schools copping positions in the first 158 spots were Exchange Presbyterian, Montrose Government, Curepe Presbyterian, El Dorado Hindu, Gandhi Memorial Vedic, St Peter’s Private and San Fernando TML. Gopeesingh said: “This is a Government school and it has done extremely well. “There are a number of denominational board schools which have also done well and we look forward to an improved performance year-to-year.”
He also promised to reward the school with a music room “for your good performance” after a request was made by vice-principal Dhanragie Singh-Bachan. (RKR)
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