Maths quiz shows talent evenly spread
September 30, 2002
The Guyana National Mathematics Olympiad results have indicated that there are students from outlying regions whose mathematical skills match those of their counterparts in the nation’s top schools.
The National Centre for Educational Research Development (NCERD) has released the results of the winners from the New Amsterdam Multilateral, Bartica Secondary, St. Aloysius, Leonora and Latchmansingh primary schools, a Government Information Agency (GINA) press release stated.
“There seem[s] to be a better spread over the other schools...although (this year’s) results were a bit lower than 2001, it may have been that the items for the exams were a bit more difficult,” GINA quoted a press release as stating.
Meanwhile, winners in the Berbice area have already received prizes and the exercise, which covered the ten regional education districts, is expected to continue at a national level, the release said. It listed the main objectives of the Olympiad, which was written in May of this year, as recognising students gifted with mathematical skills in primary and secondary schools and promoting the said subject as an important one.