Ministry of Education, Guyana

Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:20

Guyana captures 5 of the 8 awards for best regional performances at the CSEC exams 2013 from CXC

Guyana captures 5 of the 8 awards for best regional performances at the CSEC exams 2013 from CXC facebook.com/MinistryOfEducationGuyana

The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has announced the winners of this year’s regional awards; Guyana has won five of the eight awards offered. The winners from Guyana are as follows: 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.

The other three awards for Most Outstanding Candidate in Visual Arts, 2-Dimensional Work; Most Outstanding Candidate in Visual Arts, 3-Dimensional Work; and Most Outstanding Candidate in Short Story Writing were won by other students from the Region.

The Honorable Minister of Education, Ms. Priya Manickchand salutes the Guyanese students who continue to place Guyana in the spotlight of excellence throughout the Region. “I am extremely pleased to congratulate these students on their momentous achievements.  I know they have had long nights and very early mornings as they prepared themselves for excellence. To the teachers and parents who would have worked incredibly hard to ensure that these children perform at the highest level, I thank you,” the Minister said.

She further stated that: “This is indeed a very proud moment for Guyana and our education system. That the government remains committed to the development of the education sector and continues to invest significantly in the enhancement of the quality of education provided to our students means that as a country we will be producing more students of high quality who will be well equipped with the essential skills that will forge a development strategy from which all Guyanese will benefit.  The level of achievement and progress that a country makes depends on its education system. As such, we will remain focused – as a Government and as a Ministry - on providing an enabling environment for our students so that they will continue to excel. Moreover, we hope that this quality of excellence will serve as benchmarks so that all students of Guyana can aspire to this quality of achievement.”

I am extremely pleased to congratulate these students on their momentous achievements.  I know they have had long nights and very early mornings as they prepared themselves for excellence. To the teachers and parents who would have worked incredibly hard to ensure that these children perform at the highest level, I thank you.

  Honorable Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand

Within the last decade, Guyana has been consistently winning awards from CXC because of the excellent performance of our students. We are proud to say that our students have been dominating three categories over the years: the Best Overall Science Award; Best Business Studies Award; and, Most Outstanding Performance in the Region Award. In 2012 Guyana won four (4) of the eight (8) Regional Awards. 

The MOE wishes to further encourage all students in Guyana to continue to apply themselves to the core principles and practices of the subjects they study, to achieve higher quality passes at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level.

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