GUYANA: Education: Guyanese students top Caribbean at CSEC and CAPE Exams


At the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level, Samuel Haynes from Queen’s College has been awarded for ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement’.  Haynes scored nine Grade One passes at the 2021 CAPE sitting

Additionally, at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level, Guyana also scored the top spot with Zaynab Shaffie from Queen’s College awarded ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement’. She scored 18 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos.       

Meanwhile, Guyanese students scored several other regional awards.

Crystal Benjamin from the Bishops’ High School copped the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) CAPE Accounting award, in addition to seven other awardees from across the Caribbean.

Abdul Subhan, from the St. Stanislaus College, topped the region at CAPE History.

At the CSEC level, Roshini Samaroo from Queen’s College is the region’s top Humanities student; Naresh Jagnanan from the Essequibo Islands Secondary School is the region’s top Business student; and Sarena Razak from Queen’s College is the region’s top Technical Vocational student.

Riley Nurse from Queen’s College and Saalih Rahim from the Isa Islamic school also scored the ACCA CSEC Accounting award.


This is not the first time that Guyanese students would have topped the Caribbean at these exams. In fact, back in 2020, Zane Ramotar and Bhedesh Persaud also of Queen’s College were the region’s top performers for both CAPE and CSEC.

When the country hosted the opening ceremony of the 2021 CAPE and CSEC result in October, CXC Director, Dr. Nicole Manning had mentioned that Guyana recorded higher pass rates than the Regional average at both the CSEC and CAPE levels.

Dr. Manning disclosed too that, much like the performance for CSEC, 88 percent of the CAPE candidates from Guyana obtained acceptable Grades One to Five Passes, as opposed to the Caribbean’s 87 percent pass rate. Additionally, she said that the 33 subjects offered by CXC at the CSEC level, Guyanese candidates would have topped 20 subjects.

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  • kamtanblog  On 01/20/2022 at 1:38 am

    Congratulations and recognition that guyanas got talent the understatement!
    Go guyanese go
    Achieve but never forget your roots no matter where u be let your talent go free

    Proud of all participants/achievements

    K UK

  • Cheryl Smith  On 01/20/2022 at 11:15 am

    God’s unending blessings, protection, good health, prosperity, favour, love, long livres and happiness to all of the students, their families and tutors. 🙏🏾
    Congratulations! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  • Peggy  On 01/20/2022 at 11:52 am

    So proud of these young stars. Congratulations and may there be more successes ahead for you.

  • pascale scott  On 04/18/2022 at 12:21 pm

    Congratulations to these scholars outstanding work. I also congratulate their parents as well . The government should give more financial support to all schools.An educated society is and advancing society.

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