It was jubilation and sorrow in south Trinidad yesterday as students received their Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) results. Anxiously awaiting their examination slips, students began gathering at their respective schools, some accompanied by their parents as early as 7 am. Some students in tears, others elated, hugged and comforted each other as they received their results. Principals were generally pleased with the results.
However, concerns were raised over the decline in geography passes.
Vice-principal of Naparima Girls' High Fairy Lalla said the school received a 98 per cent pass rate with students receiving full certificates in grades one, two and three. Principal of Holy Faith Convent, Penal, Marilyn Browne also said her school received a high pass rate. The boys of Asja College received high praises from principal Alim Ali. Ali said he was proud of his students who continued to maintain the 80 per cent pass rate.
Principal of Asja Girls' Yasim Rahamatsingh also echoed similar sentiments, saying that her students received full certificates.
Presentation College in San Fernando also received a 100 per cent pass rate. At Iere High School, principal Roy Ramlogan said he was extremely pleased with the CXC results, especially in science.
Director of North Gate College in St Augustine, Cecile Taylor, said the private institution received a 91 per cent pass rate in English A, 85 per cent in Maths and 100 per cent in Social Studies.