(Press Release)Roseau, Dominica, August 17th, 2018 – The Dominica United Workers Party (UWP) -Team Dominica extends congratulations to the students of Dominica who excelled at the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations.
The UWP commends the students for their display of strength, determination and sheer will to succeed against the background of the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Special mention is made of Dominica’s Top Performer in the person of Mr. Charles Gilbert of the Portsmouth Secondary School (PSS), a resident of Penville who attained ten (10) ones and two (2) twos.
Commendations are also due to the parents, teachers, schools and education officials who contributed to their success.
Despite the discomfort and inconveniences due to lack of electricity and water and access to internet the students have produced stunning and impressive results. Dominica’s overall performance surpassed the regional average by 12 percentage points and students performed above the regional average in all but three subjects. 38 students attained 6 grades ones or more. Dominica recorded a 3.6% increase in pass rate from 78.4% in 2017 to 82% in 2018.
These results are inspiring and confirm that Dominica’s young people are brimming with talent, intelligence and potential. We wish them success as they continue to prepare themselves to take up important roles in the future development of this country.
The UWP stands ready to create the enabling environment that will provide our students with the opportunity to develop their potential and take their rightful place in national development.
Sincerest Congratulations again to our magnificent students, dedicated teachers, committed parents, the schools and education officials.