Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 28, 2020 (SKNIS)
Minister of Education, the Honourable Jonel Powell, revealed the preliminary Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results on September 28 during a press conference held at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Conference Room.The Education Minister revealed that 470 candidates were entered to write the CAPE Examinations this year in 27 subject areas across five CAPE centres namely the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC), the CFBC Adult and Continuing Education, Her Majesty’s Prison, Nevis Sixth Form and Nevis Private, realizing a slight decrease in 26 candidates over 2019.
A total of 47 CAPE Units was attempted, 24 Unit ones and 23 Unit two’s along with the general education courses, namely Communication Studies, Caribbean Studies and Integrated Mathematics, said Minister Powell. In St. Kitts, 341 candidates wrote exams from a fleet of 25 subjects, while 58 were private candidates, 283 were college candidates. Nevis recorded 129 candidates writing CAPE examinations in 27 areas. 122 candidates were registered at the Nevis Sixth Form College while seven were entered as private candidates.
Minister Powell stated that preliminary statistics from CXC confirm that 1607 subject entries were sat from the registered amount of 1744 by CAPE candidates in St. Kitts and Nevis this year.“This reflects a decrease in both registered candidates and subject entries from 2019,” said Minister Powell. “Of the 1607 subject entries 1503 were sat by college registrants with 492 from Nevis Sixth Form and 1101 from the CFBC.”
He said that 98 private candidates in St. Kitts and six in Nevis brought total subject entries for this group to 104.Of the 47 CAPE Units written 20 Unit returned acceptable grades with grades for five Units still outstanding including French, Spanish, Units one and two and Pure Mathematics Unit one for some students, said the minister.
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