Ministry probing irregularities in Grade Six assessment in Region One school

The Ministry of Education today said that it has come to its attention that there were irregularities in the conduct of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) in a particular school in Region 1 that has affected the integrity of that school’s NGSA results. The Ministry said it has launched an investigation into the matter.

A statement from the Ministry said:

“The Ministry is actively considering various options and will make interventions where its paramount consideration will be what is in the best interest of the affected students.

“The Ministry commits to updating the public with additional information at the conclusion of its investigation.

“In recent years, The Ministry of Education established a number of quality assurance mechanisms to ensure that examinations and their subsequent results are of the highest integrity. In fact, it was these measures that allowed the Ministry to identify this problem in the affected area and school. No other irregularities were found in any of the other schools in Guyana.

“The Ministry wishes to assure all stakeholders and members of the public that this irregularity will not be allowed to affect either the integrity or the timely release of the NGSA results.

“NGSA results are set to be released nationwide on or before Friday June 27, 2014. “

 

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