President’s College no longer among top schools for NGSA high achievers
Despite being touted for decades as one of the premier schools in Guyana, President’s College was noticeably missing from the list of top schools during the announcement of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) results last week.
At the press conference last Thursday, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand presented the cut-off marks for Queen’s College (514 marks), The Bishops’ High School (510 marks), St. Stanislaus College (506 marks), St. Rose’s High School (503 marks), and St. Joseph’s High (500 marks). President’s College’s absence from the list raised concerns in the audience, with at least one media operative directing questions on the school’s present standings.
Noting that no one had been awarded a place at the school along with the fact that no cut-off mark had been mentioned, one person said, “Twenty years ago…the big school was President’s College. Twenty years later we are not hearing any mention of them even as one of the schools in the top 5 of the country.”