─ Reg. 9 CSEC top performer proud to have brought recognition to her school, community

Garnering twenty passes at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination is no easy feat. However, Amisha Ramdin from St Ignatius in Region 9 has done just that. The top performer for the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region gained 15 Grades Ones and five Grade Twos.

Ramdin has not only done her school St. Ignatius Secondary School and region proud but she has also demonstrated the academic capability of hinterland students.

During a recent visit to Lethem, she spoke to the Department of Public Information (DPI) and expressed pride in having brought recognition to her school and community.

Still beaming from excitement, Ramdin related that while she did her best at this year’s exams, she did not expect to place fourteenth in the country overall. She disclosed that a lot of preparation was done leading up to the exams.

“I attended all my classes and I ensured that I used all the resources available, my teachers, books in the library and so on but I also did a lot of extra research and read a lot.”

The 16-year-old said she received tremendous support from her family and friends and also credits the dedication of her teachers for her success. “They were always there motivating us and if we had questions, we could call or text our teachers in the middle of the night or the morning,” The top performer also remarked that study groups among her peers were also instrumental to her achievement.

The young lady disclosed that she is enthusiastic about paediatric surgery and plans to further her studies before returning to serve her community. “I want to work in my region, in my community to give back to the people that helped raise me,” Ramdin declared.

She indicated her interest to complete the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) before attending the University of Guyana (UG) to complete a course in medicine.

According to the top performer, education is vital as she encouraged other youths to “study hard”.