Anna Regina Multilateral students top performers at CSEC 2022

…as QC takes spotlight at CAPE

By Rupa Seenaraine

Three boys from the Anna Regina Multilateral School in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are leading the list of top performers at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) sitting.
Education Minister Priya Manickchand made this announcement at the Region Two educational institution on Monday.
Ramoll Baboolall secured 24 Grade Ones and three Grade Twos; while Uotam Heeralall got 24 Grade Ones and one Grade Two.
Speaking with Guyana Times on his outstanding achievement, Baboolall was ecstatic that he completed the examination and passed with flying colours. An excited Baboolall, who hails from Hampton Court, wants to pursue a career in biochemistry.
“I had topped the region in the Grade Six exams so I was expecting to do this…You need to have the right mindset and you need to know what you want and strive for it,” he shared.
Tying with him is Heeralall, who is aiming to secure a scholarship to further his studies. He has credited his success to commitment and self-motivation.
The top performer also told the media, “Once you are not self-motivated, you cannot get the goal that you want. Just set your goals, motivate yourself and work towards the goals that you want”.
Daniel Dowding, also of ARMS, secured 21 Grade Ones and three Grade Twos. His final subject is currently being upgraded. Dowding is from Onderneeming Sand Pit and was extremely proud of himself. He is yet to choose his career path.
This year, 213 students obtained eight or more subjects at CSEC. These results are preliminary and as such, a top student was not named as yet.
Meanwhile, Saskia Twahir of Queen’s College copped 21 Grade Ones and one Grade Two.
Seeking to pursue a career in economics or political science, Twahir noted, “I have a studying problem. That sounds very oxymoronic but I can’t sit down and read a book for that long. It was mainly working past papers and having teachers who were assiduously working with me. I had tutors for every subject…I’d like to go to university now.”
Chavelle Solomon of ARMS secured 19 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos. Eshika Singh, also of ARMS, copped 18 Grade Ones.
Sheridan Dyal of Queen’s College secured 18 Grade Ones and one Grade Two. A smiling Dyal shared, “I feel elated. I was not expecting this outcome but I’m very happy…It was hard for some subjects this year.”
Hailing also from Queen’s College, Kripa Thani also succeeded in achieving 18 Grade Ones.
Thani expressed, “I’m so happy right now. I’m so grateful. I would study every day. I made a lot of sacrifices. I didn’t go out much during that time. I had to stop my extracurriculars but it all paid off in the end.”
Meanwhile, Manisha Bhrimranie of ARMS got 16 Grade Ones and three Grade Twos. Latisha Mc Arthur of Queen’s College received 16 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos. Leezo Prasad of Skeldon Line Path Secondary secured 16 Grade Ones and one Grade Two.
In her remarks, the Education Minister asserted, “We were the first country to go back to school in the Caribbean, and you’re going to see it result after result. Because, like I repeat, it wasn’t an easy decision. But it’s one we took and we followed up with everything.”
She also relayed why the top student will be named at a later date, stating, “The person who gets the most outstanding award either in the country or in the region is dependent on more than just the highest number of Ones. It is dependent on a combination of subjects…We are announcing preliminary results and we are noticing the highest number of ones, not the top student.”
Meanwhile, on the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) front, Bhedesh Persaud of Queen’s College secured a whopping 14 Grade Ones and one Grade Three. This adds to the nine units he passed last year.
The aspiring civil engineer underscored, “It is a very humbling feeling to know that the hard work has continued to pay off over the last few years…Engineering appealed to me because I loved the principles that it is built upon, which is using knowledge to solve problems and advancing humanity.”
Vish Kistama of the Berbice High School copped 10 Grade Ones and one Grade Two. Meanwhile, Atishta Seenaraine of the Saraswati Vidya Niketan achieved Nine Grade Ones; and Trenny Edwards from St Stanislaus College got six Grade Ones, three Grade Twos, three Grade Threes, and one Grade Four.