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Education Minister says an alarming number of students wrote less than five subjects

Two days after CAPE results have been released Education Minister, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, is stating that he is alarmed by the number of students who write less than five CAPE subjects.

In an interview this morning, Dr. Gopeesingh said more than three thousand out of over seventeen thousand students do not write more than five subjects…

 Meantime, on the issue of the Primary School’s National test, Minister Gopeesingh revealed that one in every two students fails to achieve 50% and more in their assessment.

 Dr. Gopeesingh added this was a common trend throughout standards 1 thru 5… 

CAPE results were released by CXC on Sunday night, and CSEC results were released yesterday.