Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsavles has congratulated students who excelled in the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment, CPEA Exams this year.
The Prime Minister says while he is particularly pleased with the performance of the females who wrote the exams, he is concerned about the under performance of the males.
The Prime Minister also commended the Grade Six students for returning a higher pass rate than the Common Entrance Examination.
Student of the Questelles Government School Laron Jones was named the top performer in the CPEA Examinations with an average of 95.40 percent.
The second place was taken by Elleann Bailey of the Windsor Primary School with an average of 95.20 percent and in third place were D’Angelo Dick and Aaron Isaac-Horne both of the Union Methodist Primary School with an average of 93.60 percent.
The CPEA is an assessment of the literacies required by all pupils exiting the Primary School System.
The focus of this assessment is on a set of literacies which are common to all primary curricula across the region and are necessary for pupils to achieve at higher levels of education.