The Ministry of Education has announced that that seven Guyanese students will be receiving awards from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) for their exceptional performance in the May/June 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
The Caribbean Examinations Council has informed the Ministry that Guyana’s top CSEC student, Michael Bhopaul of Queens College, who secured 25 grade ones at this year’s sitting, will receive an award for being the Most Outstanding Student Overall, Most Outstanding in Sciences, Most Outstanding in Business and Most Outstanding in Technical Vocational.
Additionally, Rawletta Barrow, also of Queen’s College will be receiving an award for being the Most Outstanding performer in Humanities. Aasim Baksh of St. Stanislaus College will receive an award for Best Short Story.
For the CAPE awards, Shannon Woodroofe of Queen’s College will be the recipient of an award for Most Outstanding in Natural Sciences and another for Most Outstanding in Mathematics, while St. Rose’s High School student, Shawn Shewram will receive an award for Most Outstanding in Business Studies and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) award for his exceptional performance in Accounting at the CAPE level.
The ACCA award was birthed through a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that facilitated the establishment of mutual co-operation between CXC and the ACCA.
Ms. Atiqah Roshandin, a student of Queen’s College, will also receive an ACCA award for her performance in the Principles of Accounts examination at the CSEC level.
The Ministry also announced that Mr. Eion Jotis of the New Amsterdam Multilateral School will receive a Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)/CXC award for Outstanding Performance in Agricultural Science (Double Award) at the CSEC level.
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday December 14, 2017 in St. Kitts at the Marriott Resort.
CXC will be responsible for air travel and hotel accommodation for the students as well as transportation and will facilitate courtesy calls and visits to places of interest.