NGSA candidates urged to be relaxed, keep positive attitude – Education Ministry

NGSA timetable

As students get ready to sit the National Grade Six Assessment, the Ministry of Education has urged the candidates to “to keep a positive attitude throughout the assessment and try to stay relaxed”, according to a release.

The release added, “If you start to feel nervous take a few deep breaths. Pace yourself, don’t rush. Read the whole question and pay attention to all the details looking for key words in every question to help you to understand and answer what is being asked of you”.

Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine
Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine

The Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine and the Officers of the Ministry of Education would like to extend best wishes to the more than 14,500 candidates sitting the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2016.

In the meantime, candidates are reminded to “be on time, Walk with your timetables, read the instructions carefully, and Write in your candidate number on all your answer sheets”, the release noted.

Additionally, the release further noted that candidates are advised “that all cellular phones and other electronic devices will be disallowed in the exam. We are therefore asking candidates to leave such devices at home”.

Four subjects will be assessed, namely English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Each subject will consist of two papers.

NGSA commences on Wednesday April 27, 2016 with English Language – Paper 2 & 1, and Science – Paper 1 & 2. Meanwhile, Mathematics – Paper 1 & 2 and Social Studies – Paper 1 & 2 will be administered on Thursday April 28, 2016.