St. Kitts – Nevis Education Minister – Sam Condor
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 04, 2008 (CUOPM)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Hon. Sam Condor is pleased with the performance of high school students in St. Kitts and Nevis, who wrote the 2008 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).
The examinations are mainly written by fifth form students from the seven government secondary schools in St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as students from the St. Theresa’s Convent High School.
In the first of two annual reports to the nation, Minister Condor said 756 candidates, five more than in 2007, wrote the exams.
He said that the largest numbers of candidates were from the Sandy Point High School, the Washington Archibald High School, and the Basseterre High School. The Charlestown Secondary School and Verchilds High School also entered a higher number of candidates compared to 2007, while Gingerland Secondary School entered substantially fewer candidates than in 2007.
“In general, however, I am quite pleased that overall, the National trend is in the right direction (594 candidates in 2005, 628 in 2006, 751 in 2007 and 756 in 2008), showing that more students leaving our secondary schools, are being given the opportunity to write subjects at CSEC,” the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education said.
“There were 4092 subject entries, with the Washington Archibald High School accounting for the highest number of subject entries. There were 3157 subject passes, giving an overall National average pass rate of 77.15%, 1.59% above the 2007 average pass rate,” he said.