Less students to sit Grade Six National Assessment Examination this year

(DNO) Just over 1,000 students have registered to sit this year’s Grade Six National Assessment Examination, a reduction by 100 as compared to that of last year.

Senior Education Officer Nicholas Goldberg said 1,050 students are registered of which 517 are girls and 533 are boys.

He said last year 1,150 students sat the examination.

“The format is the same as in previous year. There will be mathematics, science, language and social studies. This is a decrease over last year. This is one of the lower entries of students to secondary school. We expect it to rise next year and this year is the lowest it would be I suspect,” Goldberg said.

The exam is set for May 25-26.

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  1. Birdy
    May 24, 2010

    What is wrong with us Dominican .Our kids are smart appreciate that
    when they migrate to other countries especially the US they dont write
    common entrance to go to high school as soon as they reach the 8th
    grade of they go to high school. When they reach there the teacher
    always have makeup work for them when they dont bring school work
    on time .i remember my days at my high school is 11 subjects in 1st
    form with all that books So let appreciate our kids

  2. conscious
    May 24, 2010

    Alas, women have taken control of their bodies. No longer is being on birth control a crime nor women are secretly having sex. They are more educated today. They know how many children they can provide the necessity of life for. Cost of living are so high so to balance things the amount of children people are having have to be on the decline. Education and health is the hardest. Imagine in 2010 children in dominica are going to high school after six grade and they are illiterate and when we have fool behaving in our community because there is no alternative for them we cry on them. THE COUNTRY HAS FAILED THEM. Unless these problems are rectify we will be in the same position over and over again.

  3. May 20, 2010

    It is not a one or two years thing that happened to Dominica and just stop.

    It is a continiuos slow process that is taking place.

    Our population is shrinking real bad and it is affecting us.

    Well the empty piece of land will be occupied by other foreigners, such as Haitians and Chinese.

    In time to come we will have a new Dominican generation.

    Wishing the students to do their best in the Exam.

  4. poor teachers
    May 20, 2010

    all you need in the exam room are your pens, sharpened pencils, eraser, ruler. everything else will be provided.
    children, parents, pray without ceasing. pray before the exam, during the exams and after the exams.
    good luck!

  5. whatever
    May 20, 2010

    ask abortion and condom.!!

  6. LMAO
    May 20, 2010

    Tell Skerrit Create employment, put people to work. Give them opportunities when they return from studying. Those that are home make it easier to obtain land, cheaper to build houses and own vehicles. put in gear mechanism to have the hotals and super markets purchase local farmers produces over imported goods, then professionals like myself will be moving back home to make their contributions to Da’s development and population..

    Or else, simple go Haiti get 200 000 orphans and bring them Dominica hoping that they do not do to Da as was done with Haiti. May God help us under SCARE-IT.

    • May 20, 2010

      and after there’s employment, more cash flow, the ladies can make more babies than unsual!

  7. female supporter
    May 20, 2010

    wow, more boys than girls, that’s great,

    May 20, 2010

    I wonder if that is due to our drop in population..Dominican we are facing a population cricis. Birth rate is very low….the government need to interven…..

    • O_o
      May 20, 2010

      The problem is all the people migrating and having their kids overseas.

    • ...
      May 20, 2010

      Birth rate is not that low… it’s the wrong people that doing the manufacturing. LOL

    May 20, 2010

    I pray for my Nephew L.N.J.D that he is very successful in this year’s exams and all the other participants as well.
    To everyone: eat a nutritious breakfast, pray and stay focused. Also, be prepared, get all your stationery to take to the exam room, and get a good night’s rest.
    All the best!!

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