KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – A student of the Kingstown Preparatory School (KPS) is the top performer in this year’s Common Entrance Examination.
Iana Fergusson was number one with an average of 95.16 per cent while Shane Cadougan of Windsor Primary School placed second with 93.01 per cent.
Two students — Jonathan Geo-war-singh and Jordan Hamlett — also of KPS, scored 91.94 per cent to tie for third.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said last week that the top 10 students came from the KPS, the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School, the Calliaqua Anglican Primary School, the Marriaqua Government School, and the Windsor Primary School.
Of the 2,241 students who registered for the exam, 2,119 turned up on examination day and 53.09 per cent of them passed.
The MOE said 91 students scored 80 per cent and above in the examination used to determine secondary school placements for the nation’s Grade Six student, generally 11 years old.
The average score in 2012 — 95.16 — was a repeat of the 2011 figure.