A better pass rate of a 4.4 % rise among local students who sat this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Exams was recorded as compared to 2009.
The students covered 28 subject areas with 76.4% passes with grades I, II and III. One thousand and seventy-six (1076) students wrote a combined 6,377 subjects this year.
Minister of Education and Human Resource Development Hon. Peter St. Jean in announcing the results earlier today, said the accomplishments of the island’s youth, particularly the males, stands as a milestone achievement for the overall development and future of Dominica.
These outstanding males include Dennis L. Guye with nine grade 1s and one grade 2. He comes out of the St. Mary’s Academy (SMA), and stands as the best performer for the 2010 exams.
Two other SMA students –Denis F. Laurent and Liam K.P. Rolle -both having obtained nine grade 1s, closely follow Guye.
Denzel E. Coipel of the Dominica Grammar School comes in 4th with eight grade 1s and one grade 2 and one grade 3.
Twenty students made this year’s list of top performers and they come from schools across the island.
These schools include Convent High School, which entered students in 19 subject areas and recorded a pass rate of 96.5 percent; the Seventh Day Adventist School, which entered students in 16 subject areas with an 87.8 percent pass rate; Dominica Grammar School with 23 subject areas and an 84 percent pass rate; Orion Academy with 11 subject areas and an 81.4 percent pass return; along with North East Comprehensive which entered students in 19 subject areas and recorded a pass of 81 percent.
According to St. Jean, this year’s results were produced by the first batch of students exposed to the mandatory secondary education initiative introduced by Government in 2005. The introduction came as part of the implementation of Universal Secondary Education (USE) here in Dominica, he added.
For the first time in the island’s history nine of the 15 Secondary Schools are featured on the list of top performing students as compared to only six schools just last year.