Ministry of Education, Guyana

Friday, 26 July 2019 08:33

Region Six Top 10 NGSA Students honoured

...advised to become rounded individuals

The top 10 students of Region Six East Berbice Corentyne were today honoured for their stellar performance at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).
The awards ceremony was held at the St. Therese's Primary School and saw the attendance of the students, their parents, teachers and senior education officers from the region and central ministry.
Delivering the feature address was Deputy Chief Education Officer (Administration), Mrs. Ingrid Trotman who extended warmest congratulations to the top students and thanked10 Ansa McAL Trading Ltd whose Smalta brand is collaborating with the Ministry of Education to conduct award ceremonies for the top 10 students in each education district across Guyana. news 20190729
She told the students that they are now embarking on a new journey that will be filled with challenges and struggles.
Ms. Trotman encouraged the children to engage in extra-curricula activities so that they can become rounded individuals to create a suitable future for themselves.
"Your academic achievements are only a part of you. High School is going to be filled with lots of wonderful opportunities for sports, arts, music and sometimes even dancing. Utilize them all and transform them into meaningful opportunities for yourselves as you find what interests you," Ms. Trotman remarked.news 20190729 2
Further, Ms. Trotman urged the students to be kind, helpful and respectful towards others. She said that apart from academic achievements, those qualities will help to set the students apart from others.
The students were told that their completion of the NGSA is an important phase that lays the foundation for their future.
Assistant Chief Education Officer (Primary), Ms. Carol Benn said that the Ministry of Education considers it important to celebrate with not only the students but with the parents, teachers and other stakeholders.
Speaking directly to the parents, she said that parental involvement is a step in the right direction. news 20190729 3
She said that parents should give the support and guidance that their children need so that at the end of their secondary education, they can matriculate, meaning that they pass at least five subjects at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination inclusive of mathematics and english.
She said that the Ministry is on a developmental trajectory whereby there is significant investment in primary education.
Recently, Ms. Benn said that the Ministry of Education distributed over 400 mathematics kits in the riverine and hinterland regions to be used by grade four pupils.news 20190729 4
Meanwhile, Regional Education Officer, Ms. Bhagmattie La Cruz said that she is proud of the over 1700 learners that wrote the examination in the region.
She told the students today that it is their kind of determination and persistence that will allow them to continue to work towards achieving high standards.
The Top students were each given a token from the Ministry of Education and a bursary from the beverage company.

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