Mixed reactions shared as 1st day of NGSA exams concludes

first_imgOver 14,000 pupils in the primary school system on Wednesday wrote the National Grade Six Assessment – an entrance exam into secondary school for the new academic school year.As the first leg of the examinations kicked off, mixed reactions came from students. The examination commenced with the sitting of English Language papers 1 and 2 and Science papers 1 and 2.Guyana Times visited three schools around Georgetown –Stella Maris, NorthStudents of Stella Maris Primary SchoolGeorgetown and St Margaret Primary Schools.The students, even though they shared different reactions, were eager to speak with this publication and most were in high spirits.Quincy Greenidge of North Georgetown Primary School, who is aiming for the top secondary school in Guyana, Queen’s College, noted that to him the examination was not difficult.“The examination was really great and I think that I did really well, I am hoping to gain a place at Queen’s College and I hope that I worked hard enough for that,” the lad said confidently.Tatianna Abrams, also of North Georgetown Primary, said she also found the examination quite simple, adding that she prepared by devoting her free time to studying.Students of North Georgetown Primary School“I was studying all the time for the exams so I am hoping that I will get the Bishops High School,” Abrams articulated.Azaria (only name given) of St Margaret Primary School proudly revealed that sheis trusting in God for the success that she hopes to see come results day.“I have been studying and asking God to give me the wisdom that I needed so I am praying that I can get Queen’s College because that is where I want to go”.Trevorin Greene of Stella Maris Primary was the first to say that the examination was difficult.According to the student, paper two of each subjectStudent of St Margaret Primary Schoolproved difficult for him; however, he noted that he tried his best.“I did try my best but I didn’t find the exam too easy. I want to get St Stanislausthough, so I hope that I did well enough and that tomorrow will be better,” Greene revealed.Today the pupils will take on the Mathematics and Social Studies papers commencing at 08:30h.last_img

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