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Apr 11, 2011

Less Belize District students sat P.S.E.

As we said earlier, this year had almost seven thousand registered candidates; that’s an increase of more than a hundred students compared to 2010. But according to Yvonne Davis, the Principal Education Officer responsible for Examinations, for the first time, the Belize District was the only area that had a decrease in the number of students.

Yvonne Davis, Principal Education Officer for Examinations, M.O.E.

“We have six thousand nine hundred and sixty students registered for the P.S.E. today. Of that number, three thousand five hundred and thirty-six are females and three thousand four hundred and twenty-four are makes. This also includes private candidates; those persons who are not of primary school age and want to take a second chance at sitting the exam or people who have dropped out of the system and want a chance to sit the exam.  We have a four point two percent increase in the overall numbers. All districts show an increase in the number of candidates registered this year, with the exception of Belize District that has a decrease of zero point six percent; a very small decrease but it’s the only district that shows a decrease this year in the number of candidates registered for the P.S.E.”

Delahnie Bain

Yvonne Davis

“Can speak about the papers that the students had today?”

Yvonne Davis

“The day one papers are English paper and the Science paper. English comprises two composition pieces, a letter and the composition of a narrative. The Science paper is fifty multiple choice.”

Delahnie Bain

“When is day two?”

Yvonne Davis

“Day two is scheduled for Monday, May the ninth, which is about three weeks from today. Because of the way Easter falls this year the timing between the two dates is short. So the schools, the parents, the children they need to be aware that they have a short period of time between day one and day two this year.”

On day two, the students will have Math papers one and two and Social Studies exams.

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