The 2017 May/June Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) pass rate is reported to be the highest since the general acceptance of CAPE through the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College in 2004.
In 2004 the overall pass rate was 100%.
The Ministry of Education has released preliminary results showing that this year there was a candidate entry of 596, of which 553 were from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College and 43 private candidates.
The Community College candidates sat 1877 examinations in 21 different subjects.
Passing Grades (One to Four) were obtained in 1722 subject sittings representing an overall pass rate of 91.74%. This represents an increase over the 2016 results where the overall pass rate was 87.10%.
For CAPE 2017, 100% pass rate was recorded in Biology Unit 2, Caribbean Studies Unit 1, Chemistry Unit 1 and 2, Digital Media Unit 1 and 2, French Unit 2, Geography Unit 1 and 2, Literatures in English Unit 1 and 2, Management of Business Unit 1, Physical Education and Sport Unit 1 and 2, and Physics Unit 1.
Speaking on radio this morning, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves congratulated the students, their parents and teachers for what he described as these “fantastic results”. He said young people today are more educated than previous generations.