The Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia, gave a breakdown of the CSEC results at a Media Conference on Friday morning.
Minister Garcia noted some 1,400 Form 5 pupils, made up of students from both Government and Government-assisted schools, failed to get a passing grade in any subject.
However, he said the performance of students who wrote CSEC in 2018 has improved overall.
Earlier this week, the Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) said some 11,000 students throughout the Caribbean got zero passes.
The Minister of Education also had some excellent news regarding the statistics of Form 6 students who wrote the 2018 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Level 1 and Level 2 exams.