With only a few days left for the 2018 May/ June CSEC exams to come to an end, Guyanese students that are writing the exams seem to be more excited and optimistic this year.
During a weeklong check at various examinations centers at schools mostly in West Coast Berbice Berbice, the East Coast of Demerara, Georgetown, and the East Bank, almost all of the CSEC students who have been sitting their various subjects, and with whom we spoke, told this publication that they expect to do very well.
While reiterating that the examinations itself are not to be considered a walk-over, they attributed their optimism to much harder work with their teachers and newly implemented classroom study methods that have made them more confident in the examinations room.
But even though some were not inclined to suggest how well they think that they would do, others frankly choose to leave the speculation to whenever the final results are out.
For most of them though, Guyana should be recording a much improved overall performance at CSEC, this year.
CSEC, which stands for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certification, is an academic assessment process that is managed by the Caribbean Examinations Council, and serves as the core examinations for school leavers (in some Caribbean countries) who may be planning to go on to university or obtain an entry-level job after leaving high school.
It is offered in 16 Caribbean territories, including Guyana.
More than 13,000 Guyanese students are writing the CSEC and CAPE exams this year, with CSEC schedule to conclude on the 8th June.