The Ministry of Education expressed congratulations to all students and extends gratitude to the Headteachers, teachers and staff at all schools for their support of the students, as they released the results for the 2018 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) . 1837 students out of 1846 wrote the final examination on Friday May 18th, 2018. The criterion for determining the required standard is that students must acquire at least 50% of the possible 500 marks, 200 marks for the School-Based Assessment and 300 marks for the External Assessment.
Christian Gieowarsingh of the Kingstown Preparatory School is this year's top student at the CPEA examinations. He finished with an average of 95%. The rest of the top three positions were filled by Makaya Gumbs of the Georgetown Government School and there was a three-way tie for third place between: Oneil Sprott of the Kingstown Preparatory School, Krista Williams of the Troumaca Government School and Azaria Commissiong of the Windsor Primary School.
The Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit (RIDU) facilitated the distribution of two printers donated by the Toronto SVG Support Group to schools on mainland Saint Vincent. The Georgetown and Layou Government schools are the recipients of these printers.