Sev S. McKenzie of the Convent Preparatory School has topped this year’s Grade 6 National Assessment (G6NA).
Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Petter Saint Jean released the results of the examinations during a press conference on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at the Public Service Union building in Roseau.
McKenize, who obtained four Grade A’s, is also this year’s Island Scholar.
The other four top performing students, who also obtained four Grade A’s are Malaika E Jno. Charles of the Dublanc Primary School, Cadel J Casimir of the Grand Bay Primary School, Kelanda A. David of the St Martin’s Primary School and Chidi Fabien of the St Martin’s Primary School.
The top performing primary schools in this year’s examinations were Dublanc, Giraudel, Lighthouse Christian Academy, Berean Academy, Ebenezer SDA, Pioneer Preparatory, Savanne Paille, Christian Union, Campbell and Convent Preparatory.
Minister Saint Jean noted that the results are particularly significant as although the education system was dealt a massive blow by Hurricane Maria, the results are similar to what obtained in previous years.
He said the students’ performance is cause for celebration but there are some areas that require urgent attention as girls continue to outperform boys by “striking margins”.
All scholarship and bursary students will be allocated five hundred and three hundred dollars respectively which will assist in the provision of text books and stationery
This year, ninety-one (91) scholarships will be awarded and ninety-nine (99) bursaries.
Government will also continue its donation of five hundred dollars transfer grant, text book and school fee provisions, bus transportation, and school feeding program to students across the island.
The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development administered the annual Grade Six National Assessment (G6NA) on 14 & 15th June 2018.
Nine hundred and sixty-five (965) students; 475 girls and 490 boys wrote the examinations which included Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science subjects.
The G6NA, which is usually administered in May, was pushed back by two weeks in an effort to help facilitate schools which lost instructional time as a result of the passage of Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
The top five students, who all obtained A’s in all four testing areas in 2017, were Adeola Xavier of the St Martin Primary, Deleon Fontaine of the Temple SDA Primary, Nailah Alexis of the St Martin Primary, Kerelle Joseph of the St Martin Primary, and Carlisa George of the St Martin Primary.