CXC’s Regional award ceremony…Guyanese are CSEC and CAPE Regional top students

– Queens College adjudged top CAPE school in the region
– Guyanese also win Region’s top CSEC science and Business awards
 
Ministry of Education, Press Release – December 07, 2019
Riana Toney, a student of Anna Regina Secondary in Region Two (2) and Michael Bhopaul of Queens College emerged as the Regional top performers at the 2019 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
 
At the annual Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Regional Award Ceremony held in Grenada on Thursday December 5, 2019, Riana Toney was awarded the Region’s top CSEC prize (Most Outstanding Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) student) and Michael Bhopaul for his academic consistency was awarded the region’s most prestigious CAPE award (Most Outstanding Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) student) and the Dennis Irvine Award which is also given to the region’s top CAPE student.
In addition, Bhopaul will also receive the RM Results-sponsored award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Mathematics and the top award for Natural Sciences.
 
Riana Toney secured 19 Grade Ones at CSEC in: Agricultural Science, Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, English A, English B, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Business, Religious Education, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, and Human and Social Biology.
Micheal Bhopaul secured 16 Grade Ones at CAPE in: Applied Mathematics Unit 1 and 2, Biology Unit 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Unit 1 and 2, Communication Studies, French Unit 1 and 2, Integrated Mathematics, Physics Unit 1 and 2, Pure Mathematics Unit 1 and 2 and Spanish Unit 1.
Additionally QC student Samuel Haynes with 18 Grade Ones at CSEC in: Agricultural Science, Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Integrated Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM), Physical Education and Sport, Human and Social Biology, and Additional Mathematics was bestowed with the Region’s top Science award.
While Brianna Gopie of the same institution was awarded for emerging the region’s top Business student. Ms Gopie secured 16 Grade Ones at CSEC in: Economics, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, Additional Mathematics, and Food and Nutrition and Health.
 
In what was an excellent night for Guyana at the award ceremony in Grenada, the country’s top secondary school, Queens College (QC), was adjudged by CXC as the best CAPE school in the region. This institution has been churning out a number of notable Guyanese that have served or continue to serve their country.
 
Speaking at the ceremony, Toney encouraged her fellow students to reach for the stars; “Continue working hard, set your goals and stop at no cost to transform them into reality” the soft spoken young lady quipped.
She also noted that success demands sacrifice which they (students) all must be willing to continue to make as they venture into the world of work. The Region Two (2) resident used the forum to express gratitude to her parents, teachers and colleagues for aiding in her success.
 
When the 2019 CSEC results were announced Guyana recorded a 73% overall pass rate in grades one to three, the highest ever pass rate in Guyana’s history as compared to last year’s pass rate which stood at 69.1 percent.
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