Trelawny schools excel in CXC

No. 130 Friday, August 20, 2010
By Shamir Brown
With the news that students did well in their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and with the results still fresh in the minds of people, principals from schools across Trelawny are exceedingly happy.

    One school that has been dogged by a stigma as a low standard institution for years has stepped up to the plate and announced that they too are a force to be reckoned with, in the field of academics. Cedric Titus High School, located in the sugar belt in Clark’s Town has shown an increase over last year by recording a sixty-five percent pass rate.
   Principal Mrs. Ellete Fletcher, noted that this is a standard that Cedric Titus is now at and is working to maintain. She pointed out that persons still hold the point that the school is low rated and are afraid of sending their children there.
   “Students here are performing above the national average with grades even better that those at the other high schools,” the principal said.
   The school received a one hundred per cent passes in subject areas such as agriculture and has averages of sixty per-cent for English Language. She was glad to point out that all subjects done by students recorded averages of over fifty percent, a remarkable turnaround for the school.
   She lauded the teachers for their efforts, noting that it was the dedication of the educators that helped the students to reach these heights.
   Another school who saw good results was Muschett High School, which saw most students going over the national average. Speaking to senior Vice Principal Albert Thompson, he pointed out that the school saw improvement in certain areas but still maintained their good standards in all subjects.
   He was pleased to note that unlike last year, when they had one student getting eleven passes, this year they have two with one of them gaining eight distinctions. This too he attributes to the hard work of the teachers, who he believes has put their heart and soul into their jobs and have nurtured the students unreservedly.
   The results are confirmation of recent announcements by Minister of Education Andrew Holness who stated that Jamaican students showed significant improvement in a number of subjects, including Mathematics and English Language, in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams written in May and June this year.

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