THE National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations will be held today and tomorrow at hundreds of centres across Guyana. Approximately 15,200 candidates are registered to write this examination. Guyana has attained universal primary education, a millennium development goal. This means that all Guyanese boys and girls of primary school age can access primary education. This exam is a placement exam offered at the end of the primary cycle to determine the secondary school students will be placed. Four subjects will be assessed, namely English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Each subject will consist of two papers. English Language and Science will be administered today and Mathematics and Social Studies tomorrow.
Following is a message from Education Minister Priya Manickchand to those writing the exams:
Dear Pupils of Grade Six,
On Wednesday April 1 and Thursday April 2, 2015 you will be writing the National Grade Six Assessment. English Language and Science will be written on Wednesday and Mathematics and Social Studies will be written on Thursday.
I am asking you to do your very best at these assessments. They are important. Ensure that you answer each question very carefully. On the multiple choice paper, choose only ONE answer, the best answer. Think well before you answer. Please be calm and don’t get nervous. You have studied hard. Your teachers have done their best to prepare you for this and your parents and guardians support you. Do everyone proud! We believe in you.
Everything should be ready now –
Your uniform, Shoes and socks.
Pencils, eraser, ruler.
May God bless you all.
Minister of Education