Jamaican students have outperformed their regional counterparts in nearly half of the subjects offered by the Caribbean Examination Council, CXC, in the June sitting of the CSEC exams.

Of the 35 subjects offered at the CSEC level, Jamaican students received the best scores in 16 areas, including English Language.

A Jamaican student also tied for first place in Mathematics.

Jamaican students also registered the best marks in Building Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Geography, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Agricultural Science, Human and Social Biology and Home Economics.

They were also the best in Biology, Clothing and Textile, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Religious Education and Social Studies.

Many other Jamaicans have placed in the top ten in these and several other subjects.

The performance of the Jamaicans is published in the CSEC Merit List for June 2014.

Campion College’s Jabari Hastings, was the most outstanding Jamaican student in this year’s CSEC exams.

Hastings came first in Geography and tied for first in Mathematics.

He came second in Chemistry, was tied for fourth in Information Technology, fourth in Additional Mathematics, sixth in Technical Drawing and seventh in Physics.