THE 2019 National Common Entrance Exam results were announced live on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and sustainable Development on Monday, July 1st. A number of students, parents, teachers, principals and education officials were pleased with the results while others continue to hope for better in the coming year. The results of the Common Entrance Examination in the various subjects were comprehensively analysed for the purpose of finding means to improve student performance. The results of these analyses were presented at the conference.
Also presented at the conference, were the top performers of this year’s Common Entrance Examination. The ten highest ranking performers for Common Entrance 2019 included three ties which claimed eight out of the ten students. There was Marie-Therese St Clair from Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary school with a score of 97%, followed by three boys in second place with scores of 95.33 %. They were Khye D. Amstrong from Augier Combined, Ajani S. Phillip from Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School and Sayvion M. Rosemond from Camille Henry Memorial School. In third place was Brianna K. Larcher from Carmen Rene Memorial with a score of 94.67%. In forth place were three students with scores of 94%. They were Elsa E. Adonis, Destiny L. Daniel and Mehki S. Philip, all from Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School. Finally at fifth place were Shiloh L. George and Kayla Toussaint, both from the Ave Maria Primary School.
Students from Districts 1, 2 and 3 were reported to have performed above the mean. Rufina Charles, Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, encouraged the other districts to keep improving. She also urged teachers of the various primary schools on the island to continue doing their best, as they continue to aid in the development of young minds in Saint Lucia.