Out of 27,500 school children who wrote CXC, in the last two years, 16,100 failed to pass English Language, the mother tongue, and only language, of the Guyanese nation.

Only 11,300 of those 27,500 school leavers passed with Grades one to three. Those 16,100 school leavers, in failing English, automatically became disqualifi ed from a university education, as the University of Guyana requires a Grade One to Three pass as a necessity for enrolment.

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