Despite the constant financial struggles that she faced which threatened to derail her academic dreams, Eshika Singh has persevered and is one of this year’s top Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) students.

The 16-year-old girl who attended the Anna Regina Secondary School and hails from Zorg-en-Vlygt on the Essequibo Coast, was named as the sixth top performing student for Guyana and the fifth for her school after she attained 18 Grade Ones at the 2022 CSEC exams.

Speaking to Stabroek News, Singh said that being financially unstable was one of the greatest disadvantages during her high school life, but it motivated her to write 18 subjects and now she hopes that it will place her in good stead to be awarded a scholarship.