Education Department honours Region 2 NGSA top performers

…records 5% increase in performance

Eighty students from various primary schools in Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam), who excelled at the 2017 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), were gifted bags, compliments of the Region’s Education Department.

This was done at a ceremony held on Wednesday at the Cotton Field Secondary School.

District Regional Education Officer for Primary Schools, Deodat Singh, commended the efforts of the Head Teachers and teachers from the various schools — for their hard work and efforts. He said that, compared to previous years, Region Two achieved a five per cent increase in pass rates, and he credited this success to the monitors of the Mathematics literacy programme. He said those monitors had done an excellent job, and some of the schools in Pomeroon riverine communities were able to achieve the status of becoming A list schools.

He said that last year only 28 per cent of the schools had attained being classified ‘A’ list schools, but that figure has this year increased to 32. Those children who did not attain 350 marks at the sitting of the examinations will still enter list ‘C’ secondary schools, but would be placed in transition classes — where pupils will be doing the NGSA curriculum.

In Region Two, 130 students from various primary schools will be placed in transition classes.

Singh also explained that primary schools in the communities with lakes and creeks, and those in the Pomeroon and Supenaam rivers had recorded significantly improved performances.

Regional Education Officer Bharamdai Seepersaud called upon parents to spend more time with their children. Seepersaud told the students that as they move on to secondary education, they should focus on striving for excellence as well as to participate in all co-curricula activities planned by the schools.

At the end of the simple programme, bags were given to the children, and special gifts were given to those who had qualified to attend secondary schools in Georgetown. (Indrawattie Natram)