JUANELLE MARKS: 2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOW

The Ministry of Education states that they are over 173,000 students in Guyana. On average, an estimated 12,000 students took the Caribbean Secondary Examination. Sadly, more than 50% of all persons writing CSEC Mathematics in Guyana are unable to attain a passing grade. In view of the
preceding, the Ministry and its stakeholders are actively seeking new and innovative methods of boosting students’ academic performance.

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TANDIKA HARRY: 2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOW

Approximately 30-50% of fruits go wasted during postharvest handling, storage, and ripening. Climacteric fruits experiences increased respiration during maturation and are highly perishable after harvest, which results in high postharvest losses. Losses regarding quality and quantity of fruits occur at all stages in the postharvest system from harvesting to consumption.

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