Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nia J Constantine Uplifts Roblot Combined School (videos)

Nia J Constantine
The results of two thousand four hundred and nineteen (2419) candidates were processed for the 2016 Common Entrance Examination. Of these, one thousand two hundred and seventy-three (1273) or 52.63% were male and one thousand one hundred and forty six (1146) or 47.37% were female. Forty–four (44) candidates were provided with accommodations including large print, reader, scribe and reader-scribe. A total of thirty-two (32) candidates were absent.

For this year’s examination, the composite scores ranged from 14.33% to 96.33%. The national mean was 62.73% representing a decrease of 1.05% when compared to the 2015 national mean of 63.78%. One thousand two hundred and eighty (1280) or 52.91% of the candidates scored at or above the national mean, while one thousand one hundred and thirty-nine (1139) or 47.09% scored below the mean. Two thousand two hundred and fifty (2250) students were assigned to twenty three secondary school. A total of one hundred and sixty-nine (169) students were unassigned.

At the district level, Roblot Combined School has every reason to be a proud school this year. What a better gift to give Mrs Monica Bernard, school principal, who has retired at the end of this school year. An almost similar situation occurred at the Dugard Combined School a few years ago, when the school placed first in the district and the top Grade six teacher retired that same year. The Roblot school has had its fair share of problems and this year they have conquered and came out swinging. This year the school has placed first in Choiseul and by extension District 7. Nia did it for them.

Graduation - Pic of Nia - 4th L- R back row
Nia J Constantine, daughter of Sadia Auguste and Neave Constantine, of the Roblot Combined School topped the schools’ average in district 7 and ranked 5th on the island with a score of 94%. She is assigned to VFSS.

A total of seventy (70) schools wrote this year’s examination. Thirty three (33) schools attained a mean above the national mean. Twenty eight (28) of these schools were public and five (5) were private. 

Districts one, two, three and seven attained a mean greater than the national mean of 62.73%.   District 7 of which Choiseul and Laborie schools belong entered 174 candidates. Of these 93 of them scored at or above the national mean, at a mean performance of 64.04%.

Schools in Choiseul with means at or above the National Mean
School                           No. Sat       Mean Performance (%)
Roblot Combined             10                  73.47
Dugard Combined              9                  72.96
Reunion Primary               24                  67.39
Mongouge Combined        16                   66.94
Piaye Combined               13                   64.21
Delcer Combined              16                  63.79
Saltibus Combined            20                  63.08

 Quite noticeably absent from the above list this year is the Rivere Combined School which only managed a mean 62.40 %. Last year from the Riviere Doree Combined, eight out of nine students passed above average, giving a score of 73.70 - the school then ranked 7th on island with Piaye Combined in 3rd place.

                                                Pics of Nia's Moments 

When compared to 2015, many schools nationally showed an increase in mean performance ranging from 0.04% to 13.85%. 

The schools in Choiseul which recorded improvement in their mean performance over 2015 are:
  • Saltibus Combined from 49.23 in 2015 to 63.08 this year, an increase of 13.85%. 
  • Roblot Combined from 61.17 last year to 73.47 this year, an increase of 12.30%.
  • Dugard Combined from 62.07 to 72.96 in 2016, an increase of 10.89%.                Last year, according to the ministry, Saltibus Combined was among the five schools with the least-favourable performances, where three out of 16 students passed above average.
Upon hearing the results the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Hon Bradley Felix had to say. “A special monumental honor goes out to Nia Constantine of Roblot Combined School. Nia has worked excellently in achieving her goals for this examination. We are proud of your accomplishment.” To the other students, he continued, "I would like to extend a heartfelt salutation to all of the Choiseul-Saltibus students who participated in this year's common entrance examination.All of you have done your utmost in succeeding in your exams. I believe that this is a step forward for you in achieving your goals and dreams. Dedication and perseverance is the key to success. Work hard, have fun and stay focused."
"Choiseul on the Move" joins in the congratulations and wishes Nia all the best that the future brings. Go for it girl!!!

                                               Principal's farewell ceremony

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