Minister Links Absenteeism With Zero Passes At CSEC

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St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The number of students across the Caribbean who failed to pass any CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) subjects this exam year has created a sense of alarm across the region.

At a press conference Wednesday, Minister of Education, Dept. Prime Minister Shawn Richards revealed the figures for St. Kitts and Nevis saying it was a relatively small percentage of students.

“Indeed we do have students within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis who would have returned zero passes, however, I think that information ought to be put into context. Here in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, based on the information that I’ve been provided with, relative to CSEC – we had 16 candidates within our schools who returned no passes at all. Of the private candidates 282; so the combined total for CSEC 298. For CAPE, same figure, for the colleges we had 16 students with zero passes, private candidates 11, for a combined total of 27.”

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