Guyana recorded a 7% decrease in students sitting at CAPE this year

Chief Education Officer (CEO) Dr. Marcel Hutson on Monday presented the results for this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), at a ceremony held at the Anna Regina, Secondary School, Region Two.

The CEO related that a total of 671 students from seventeen (17) institutions (12 secondary schools and four private centres) wrote CAPE.    In 2021, 723 candidates sat the CAPE exams compared to 671 this year, representing a significant decrease of 7% in the number of candidates who sat the exams.

Despite this, the Education Ministry boasts of a 93.22 percent pass rate at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

The Opposition APNU+AFC has been critical of the Government for scrapping the ‘5 B’s initiative which was launched by Former President David Granger. The program provided free transportation to take children to and from school each day guaranteed.

Additionally, the program saved parents between $72,000 – $108,000 per year to send one child to school. The Government is yet to make known any plans to assist parents and children in getting to and from school easily.

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