Today the Ministry of Education honoured its top performers at both national and regional examinations at its 22nd National Award Ceremony. The event, held at the National Cultural Centre, was hosted under the theme, “Education For a Good Life Through Innovation and STEAMS”.
Among the many awardees today were top performers at the 2018 sitting of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), Aadilah Ali and Rajiv Muneshwar both of Queen’s College who achieved 10 and seven grade one passes respectively. Also recognised for their performance and duly awarded were Christian Pile of Queen’s College and Shakira Bholo of Anna Regina Secondary Schools both of who secured grade one passes in 19 subjects at the May/June sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination.
All four of the top CAPE and CSEC performers have been identified to receive Presidential Scholarships to further their studies at institutions of their choice. They will also be honoured later this year by
Also receiving awards at the ceremony today were other CAPE performers including: Michael Bhopaul and Sariah Singh both of Queen’s College. Awards also went to top CSEC performers Salma Majeed of the ISA Islamic School, Rebekah Persaud of St. Rose’s High, Camecia De La Cruz and Begum Baksh both of Anna Regina Secondary, Dharshanie Jadubir of J. C. Chandisingh Secondary and Daniel Baldeo-Thorne, Areeb Ali, Haema Dasrath, Aarti Hooblall, Leshanna Bindah Reseda Hack and Yashoda Samaroo all of Queen’s College.
Top National Grade Six Assessment performers Nalia Rahaman of Westfield Prep, Arthur Roberts of New Guyana School and Kaydee Ali of Success Elementary School were also awarded along with the top Cyril Potter College of Education performer – Annmarie Issardeen-Samaroo.
Also duly honoured were the most improved senior secondary school – New Amsterdam Secondary; the most improved junior secondary school – Sand Creek Secondary and the most improved primary school – Thomas Moore Primary.
Receiving the Desrey Fox Scholarship Award this year was Shania Khan of Three Miles Secondary.
Even as she commended the accomplishment of the awardees, Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry, reminded that the road to success is not easy to navigate but with hard work, drive and passion, it is possible to achieve all dreams.