Common Entrance Exam results released

GIS:-Dr Gale Rigobert Spoke on the Need to Identify and Address Areas of Deficiency.

The results of the much-anticipated 2017 Common Entrance Examination and Minimum Standards Test were released on Monday.

The Educational Evaluation and Assessment Unit presented the report to the principals of the various schools in a ceremony held at the Finance Administrative Centre.

Minister for Innovation, Education, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Hon Dr Gale Rigobert, spoke on the need to identify and address areas of deficiency in the subject areas.

“Not all schools can do it but we can help all schools get there if we are true to our handicap, and that which we need to do to correct the shortcomings,” she said. “There are some students whose grades were as low as 16 percent while others were as high as 97 percent, and those students are expected to excel at the same curriculum. You and I know that does not make sense. In that regard therefore, I really would like over the next academic year for us to do a whole lot more regarding remedial intervention.”

Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Marcus Edward, said this is an opportunity to reflect on the results of the exams.

“It is a reflection of the level of attainment of children at your institution, and it is something that is within your control,” he said. “There is a lot that has been written and said in the literature about schools making a difference; and schools do, can, and should make a difference in their students’ attainment. We know that there are other external factors, but at the school level there is a significant contribution that the school can make—and teachers in particular are the most important factor in determining the learning standards of children.”

Rhea Barrett of the Camille Henry Memorial Primary School is the top performer with a score of 98.33 percent. Vianna Flavius of the Desruisseaux Combined school placed second with 97 percent, followed by Andrew Bak of the Tapion School in third place with 96 percent.


  1. Anonymous
    July 5, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I only hope that teachers don’t believe and behaved like before I remember when I was in school I use to be sitting in class and the teachers never show any form of caring towards my learning their interests was to nurture those children they thought that had the ability to learn. I went from stage 1 to standard 6 and lord I rely wanted to move to the next level. I went to write common entrance and fall in the same rim mention in the article. Did you think I wasn’t able to learn hell yes . Today I’m 43 I went to college I’m now a registered early childhood education with awesome grade been on the dean’s list. Guess what I’m in my second year of degree in child development. Left st Lucia with no educational background. I did so well I was call in from the college to mentor the first year students coming in September. I say this to say we need to focus on the children that we think that is not able to learn. I find the school system have a stereotype and we need to make a paradigm shift in the way of thinking as professionals. I’m a walking testimony.

    1. Anonymous
      July 5, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Teachers now are not the same as they used to be just like society is not the same.

  2. Anonymous
    July 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I want to congratulate the child who got 96% at the Riviere Doree Anglican Combined School. Was it an oversight?

    1. Anonymous
      July 6, 2017 at 6:14 am

      No it wasn’t normally in any competition only the top three are called out

  3. Angelic
    July 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I need St. Lucia Times To give us a list of the Common Entrance Exams at lease from 1-40. The Ministry always focus on the first three when there are many who did great as well. Can you get this from the Ministry for us please?
    Congratulation to all the Children who wrote Common Entrance! Every child’s effort is greatly appreciated by me.

  4. Anonymous
    July 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    The person who came third this year as one of my best friends I got into Saint mary’s with a few others

  5. Anonymous
    July 8, 2017 at 10:14 pm


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