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Jamaican students dominate regional rankings in CSEC

Published:Tuesday | November 4, 2014 | 11:34 PM

Jamaican students have dominated the regional rankings in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) June 2014 examinations, copping 161 top-ten positions in 30 subjects.



Trinidad and Tobago finished behind Jamaica with 109 of its students finishing in the top ten in the region.



CSEC is administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and is mostly done by grade 11 students.



Jamaican student Nile Anderson of Mannings School has won the CXC regional award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in the Sciences.



He achieved grade one in 13 subjects and grade two in three others.



Meanwhile, students from Trinidad & Tobago have dominated the regional rankings in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).



This almost doubled the number of Jamaican students in top-ten positions.



However, two Jamaican students have achieved regional awards in CAPE.



Romario White of Campion College has won the Natural Science Award with grade one in nine units, while Jozelle Dixon of Wolmers Girls’ School has been selected for the Humanities Award.



She achieved grade one in seven units.



Thwaites welcomes students' CSEC performance



Meanwhile Education Minister Ronnie Thwaites says tributes should be paid to students, teachers and parents who are responsible for the outstanding performances.



He says the Ministry is particularly pleased with the performances in technical and vocational subjects.



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