Ministry of Education, Guyana

Monday, 31 October 2011 09:35

Guyana to receive 16 of 28 CSEC awards


Guyana has secured 16 of the 28 awards that will be given out to top performers in the region at the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).

Anuradha Dev of Queen’s College, who is the overall top student in the Caribbean, is also the top student in science.

Guyana has now won the top award for the fifth time in six years and the best science award in the Caribbean for six consecutive years.


Mariesa Jagnanan, also of Queen’s College has copped the best business student award while Nathan Benjamin Indarsingh, another Queen’s College scholar has won the award for the Best Short Story in the English A examination.

Nathan’s short story was in response to the stimulus in Question five – “A cold hand grasped his wrist as he slumped to his knees”. The story is set in the deep rainforests of South America, where a group of prospectors are seeking gold.

Guyana has won all the five awards in the sciences and business, and two awards in the area of technical and vocational education.

The awards were approved last Thursday at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the School Examinations Committee (SUBSEC) in the Barbados.

The awardees will receive their prizes at a ceremony scheduled for the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago on December 1. The prize package includes a full scholarship to the University of the West Indies, monetary prizes, plaques and books.

These achievements undoubtedly have enable Guyana to maintain its rightful place in the Caribbean and speaks of an education sector that has been making commendable progress over the years, Education Minister Shaik Baksh said.

The 2007/2008 United Nations Human Development report has ranked Guyana among the highest developing countries in the education index. The report was placed 37 in the world, third in the Caribbean after Cuba and Barbados and second in South America after Argentina.


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