There has been some cause for concern regarding the performance of Jamaican students in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams (CSEC) in recent years. However, this year, we had reason to smile and cheer as our young people not only outdid themselves, but outperformed their peers across the region in 16 out of 35 subjects. Topping the list is Jabari Hastings of Campion College, who was the most outstanding Jamaican student based on the merit list (top 10 performers).
Hastings placed first in Geography and tied for the top position in Mathematics in the Caribbean. He also emerged second in Chemistry, Fourth in Additional Mathematics and Information Technology, sixth in Technical Drawing and seventh in Physics.
Fitzroy Wickham of York Castle High School in Brown’s Town, St Ann, with 12 subjects, has been named Jamaica’s top-performing student. He was one of the top 10 students in three subjects: Caribbean History, Religious Education and Human and Social Biology.
Nile Anderson of the Mannings School has been named the most outstanding student in the sciences.
A Jamaican student was first in Agricultural Science (single award and double award), Biology, Building Technology (construction technical), Clothing and Textiles, English Language (English A), Geography, Home Economic Management, Human and Social Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Religious Education, Social Studies, Technical Drawing and Visual Arts.
Unfortunately, none of our students were in the top 10 in Economics, French, Integrated Science, Office Administration and Physical Education and Sport.
Take a look at the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) June 2014 top candidates list for more information. The overall top CSEC student for the region has not yet been announced.