Common Entrance results to be released today

The Ministry of Education will be releasing today the results of the 2010 Common Entrance examinations, the outcome of which determines the placement of children in secondary schools.

The Daily OBSERVER has been reliably informed that ministry officials are pleased with the 10 per cent increase in the number of passes over the 2009 pass rate.

As has been the trend for a number of years, students from the private schools have outstripped their counterparts in government-run institutions and have taken the top spots in the Top 100.

However, a source indicated that government schools have performed creditably.

One thousand six hundred and eighty-one (1,681) students, 753 from private schools and 928 from government-run institutions wrote the examination which tested their competencies in English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Children who were unsuccessful in negotiating the examination will return to their school of origin.

Last year, for the first time, the minister of education announced that the Junior Secondary system was being phased out and students would be allowed to write the examination after they would have passed their 13th birthday. Twelve students this year have written the Common Entrance three times and have been unsuccessful. The ministry is now assessing what is to be done with these students.

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26 thoughts on “Common Entrance results to be released today

  1. A Very Concerned Parent July 23, 2010 at 09:17 - Reply

    Where exactly is the whole list for the exam. Please post it, you (the Ministry of Education) is contributing to the fact that some children are better than some if you are only going to post the top 100 only. All of them did the exam and are anxious to see how much they got so PLEASE post the whole list.

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  2. Get facts straight... July 22, 2010 at 20:18 - Reply

    Please note that a grave error was made during the Press Conference claiming that Baptist Academy has topped the Common Entrance Exams for the 2nd consecutive year……no, not true at all…..PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT IT WAS
    ST. NICHOLAS PRIMARY IN THE PERSON OF  MARISSA MICHAEL WITH 385 POINTS…

    
    
      

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  3. concerned parent July 22, 2010 at 10:20 - Reply

    how much longer should we have to wait to see the total list? one list should not be published without the other. I think they all should be ready to be published at the same time.

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  4. where are the results for the whole island; not just the top 100 which is an elite list; please we need to see the other results; come on

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  5. teacher to the bone July 21, 2010 at 12:15 - Reply

    It is indeed good to see and not the commits of all, however, a child’s academic sucess does not depent on the ministry of education more than the parents. Parents its is high time you play your part with children in the public school so we two can claim ALL 100 spots in the CEX.

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  6. Proud Antiguan July 20, 2010 at 20:44 - Reply

    Congrats to all those who were successul in the exams. Especially Cedar Grove , FreeTown and the School for the deaf who got 100% passes. And to TNK whyo can out on top.

    I really need to know why Children who lives in Ottos get send to Jennings econdary. OCS is just 15 minutes walk away. Why should I pay $5.00 a day to send my child to Jennings when he can walk toOttos?Plz gave me a sensible answer

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  7. Kindly publish the entire commom entrance exam 2morrow you are being partial all the children wrote the exam at the same and some of them overseas on line eager to know they results.

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  8. Past student of Cobbs Cross Primary 2005 July 20, 2010 at 18:51 - Reply

    It is an overwhelming feeling and also a great achievement to pass this examintion, so I would like to congratulate all those who have passed the exam. Every school is a good school so do not compare Government to Private schools…but ASSS is the best to me though! Good luck to you guys….

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  9. congratulations to all those who were sucessful in the 2010 common entrance exams. Aim high reach for the stars.

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  10. I have called the ministry to find out if the list can be accessed on line but I was shocked to hear all 3 persons that I spoke to saying to me that they dont have any info or I dont know about that.

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  11. It would be intersting to know what was last years pass percentage thus putting this year’s 10% increase into perspective.

    Secondly, after a child has failed the exam thrice we now assess ‘what is to be done’ with these students? One wonders what they came up with the first two times other that to let them do it again. There is a saying that goes ” Insanity is doing the same thing, the same way over and over and really expecting a different result!”

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