The results of the 2016 National Grade Six Examinations are out with two boys tying for the first position in the country.
Both are from private schools in Georgetown. Anthony Ferriera from Mae’s Under 12 and Aryan Singh from the Dharmic Rama Krishna Primary School told News Source that they were hardly shocked by the announcement but basked in surprise and contentment when they were visited at their respective schools just after the results were released by the Ministry of Education.
Both students credited months of early mornings and sleepless nights along with the commitment of their parents and teachers for their success.
The Mae’s top student hopes to become a Technological Engineer and shared the details of his own commitment to ensure his success at the NGSA.
Ferriera said he’s mostly at school before 8 o’ clock in the morning and ends his day at school at sundown in the evening. He was thankful for the support he received from his teachers, who he said went above and beyond to ensure his goal of merely securing a spot at Queen’s College was achieved.
“A man name Sir Graham, he worked so much with us and went out of the syllabus to give us all we needed to ensure we did our best int he common entrance test,” he said.
Over at he Dharmic Rama Krishna Primary School, Aryan Singh spoke of similar experiences and showered compliments on his teachers and fellow students who supported his drive.
“At first I didn’t believe it, but I am very happy,” the surprised and aspiring World Bank Chief Executive Officer related.
Singh who was not at school when the results were initially released, rushed down to his school to be with his teachers and fellow classmates.
Both boys have promised to continue pursing their dreams as they look forward to a new school in the new school year.