The British Virgin Islands has ranked at the top of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) for having the most students to sit five or more subjects in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams last year.
Education Minister Myron Walwyn made the announcement following the OECS Council of Ministers of Education meeting held in Martinique this week.
According to Walwyn, 95 percent of BVI students sat five or more subjects including mathematics and English at CXC.
“We were 24 percent ahead of the country that came in ninth and four percent ahead of the country that came second,” Walwyn said.
“This validates our mission to produce students that can adequately compete with their peers in the region,” the minister added.
Reaping the rewards
The education minister said he knew students would have ‘risen to the occasion’ and make the territory proud.
He went on to mentioned government’s decision five years ago to cover costs for local students to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams at CXC.
“I am happy to report to the people and the government of the Virgin Islands that your investments in the students of the Virgin Islands have paid off and they have us all very proud.”
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