Ministry of Education, Guyana

Monday, 08 December 2014 08:08

Guyanese top students win regional CXC awards

On December 4, Guyana was the show piece of the Region, as four Guyanese students picked up specialised awards for their outstanding performances, at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams.

The prestigious award for Most Outstanding Candidate Overall was taken by Elisa Hamilton from Queen’s College; this by itself contributing to Queens’s College, taking away the Most Outstanding School accolade.

Hamilton achieved grade ones in 19 subjects: Agricultural Science (double award): Biology: Chemistry: English A; English B; Food and Nutrition; French; Geography; Home Economics Management; Information Technology; Integrated Science; Mathematics; Physics; Principles of Business; Social Studies; Spanish; Electronic Document Preparation and Management; Physical Education and Sport; Human and Social Biology; and a grade two in Religious Education.

The Most Outstanding Award for Humanities went to another Queen’s College prodigy, Aliyyah Abdul Kadir. She scored grade ones in 15 subjects. Ryhan Chand, yet another from Queen’s College, took home the Most Outstanding Student in Business award, chalking up grade ones in 13 subjects. The final student, Kishan Critchlow, of New Amsterdam Multilateral School, broke the Queen’s College sequence; he was awarded the Most Outstanding Student in Technical/Vocation Education.

The students’ tokens for their excellent output were quite substantial-a plaque of recognition, a cash prize and a dictionary, for each of them. The tokens were buttressed with promissory letters for full scholarships, to pursue studies at the Mona Campus, contingent upon their completing and excelling at the CAPE exams.

No wonder the Guyanese explained that they were continuing studies at the CAPE level, hoping to attend UWI in the near future.

In 2013, Guyana won five of the eight awards offered. The winners were: Yogeeta Persaud-Anna Regina Secondary School, Overall Outstanding Achievement; Rafena Mustapha-Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Most Outstanding in Humanities; Cecil Cox-Queen’s College, Most Outstanding in Sciences; Sasha S Woodroffe-Queen’s College, Most Outstanding in Business Studies; and Zimeena A Rasheed-Anna Regina Secondary School, Most Outstanding in Technical Vocational. (GINA)


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