The Education Ministry has announced that results for both the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will be announced today and released to the candidates soon after.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told media operatives on Thursday that the results would be announced by Education Minister Nicolette Henry at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).“The Honourable Minister of Education reported to the Cabinet that the results for both the Caribbean Secondary Council Examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination have been received,” Harmon stated.Minister Harmon noted that according to Henry, the results indicated that a majority of the schools have displayed improvements in all subject areas across the country.The candidates sat the examinations over the May-June period this year. Both the CSEC and CAPE examinations are spearheaded by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and are conducted during the same period.Superintendent of Examinations within the Education Ministry, Sauda Kadir noted that 12,266 candidates were registered to sit the CSEC examinations this year – a decline when compared to 12,684 candidates in 2017.She added that this year, 923 candidates wrote the CAPE exams – an increase when compared to 851 students the previous year. In total, some 13,189 students are awaiting their results from both examinations.In 2017, even with the Ministry expressing its dissatisfaction upon the announcement of the country’s performance at the CSEC examinations, Guyanese students collectively managed to cop a total of 11 of the regional awards which were offered by the Council. This once again positioned the country as a front runner at the Caribbean examinations.Queen’s College student Michael Bhopaul had single-handedly won four of the nine CSEC Awards. The preliminary results had revealed that Bhopaul secured a ground-breaking 25 passes at the secondary- level regional assessment, 24 Grade Ones along with 1 Grade Two.However, the confident 16-year-old reviewed his results and subsequently discovered that he in fact secured Grade Ones in all 25 subjects.Given his landmark achievement, the QC boy was named the Most Outstanding Performer at CSEC 2017.In addition, Bhopaul also won himself the Best Performer title in three other categories, scooping up the Business, Science and Technical Vocational awards.