While the nation awaited the results of the Supreme Court and the court of appeals decisions on the referendum, parents were waiting for their kids to come out of classrooms. Today marked day one of the 2019 Primary School examination. There were 7,228 students who sat for the PSE. We spoke to the director of the examinations unit, Nelson Longsworth as well as some students about their impressions about their performance on day one.

Nelson Longsworth Director, Examinations Unit: ďToday is what we classify as day one PSE for 2019 and on day one we sit two of the subjects: English Language Arts and the Science Exams. Today we had registered a total of 7228 candidates and we donít know what will be the exact tally but it will probably fall short due to absences etc. The district with the highest registration is the Belize District. It is followed by the Cayo. The Belize district is 1924 candidates registered and Cayo is 1805, then Orange Walk is the third largest at 1052 followed by Stann Creek with 934. Then Corozal with 793 and Toledo with 720 totaling the 7228 candidates. We see a larger number of males being registered this year by nearly 200 plus in the grand scheme of things.

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