The Common Entrance results are out and while students across the country may be celebrating their success this evening, the results may be cause for the Education Ministry to begin an assessment of the public education system especially at the primary level.
From the results released by the Education Minister the private schools have dominated the majority of top positions and may also be enjoying a higher success rate.
Of the top 30 positions various private schools have copped 23 of those positions. Still the Education Minister continues to defend the state of public education in Guyana.
Over the past 10 years there has been an upsurge in the number of private schools in the country so much so that the education ministry has been trying to put more regulations to a booming private education business.
This year’s top position is being shared by Reamesh Ghir of Mae’s Primary and Michael Bhopaul of Grahams Hall Primary who scored 547 marks out of 563 at the assessment.
Just over 17 thousand students wrote the grade 6 assessment this year and would have been tested in the four basic subject areas Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies.