The Education Ministry has announced that the much-awaited 2018 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) results would be released on Thursday.They will be announced by Education Minister Nicolette Henry at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).Throughout last week, several calls were made by the public and former Education Minister Priya Manickchand to have the results announced.The former Education Minister took to her Facebook page to comment on the fact that the results should have been released earlier, since the grades would have already been tabulated. She also stressed that the children deserve timely resultsEducation Minister Nicolette Henrythat have not been tampered with and the investments made by parents, teachers, and students should be taken seriously.She informed that the results were tabulated over a week ago and a schedule was also completed on how the announcements would be made. On March 28 and March 29, some 14,551 pupils wrote the examinations to complete their primary education and gain entrance into the secondary education system.The Minister had last year underscored that 2017’s results were an improvement over 2016’s and she once again observed that efforts would have been employed to ensure that this trend continued. Each candidate’s NGSA score is calculated by adding five per cent of each candidate’s Grade Two scores in Mathematics and English, and 10 per cent of the Grade Four score in the same subjects to 85 per cent of each candidate’s score in those subjects at the Grade Six Assessment. The combined scores in Mathematics and English are then added to the scores gained in Science and Social Studies.The NGSA replaced the longstanding Common Entrance Examination, which was a one-off assessment at the Grade Six level.