Young Enterprise student lands spot at St. Stanislaus College

–Minister Broomes pledges to continue working with the school

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Enterprise Primary School student, Deborah Leitch today far exceeded expectations as she gained 508 marks at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) and was awarded a spot at the St. Stanislaus College.

The overjoyed young lady said despite the late nights and early mornings, the result came to her as a surprise. “I was not expecting it to be honest. I worked along with the headmistress and attended lessons,” Deborah stated.

“If you work hard and put your mind to it you can get the school you want,” were the words of encouragement she shared for those who will be writing the NGSA in the future.

Proud father, Roger Leitch said he expected his daughter to do well since she has always excelled at her exams, coming at the top of her class. Nevertheless, he said all the credit for his daughter’s success must be given to her mother Sharmane Arthur, since he works out of town. According to Leitch, Sharmane is the one who ensures that his daughter studies and stays on the right track. However, whenever he is in town, he would advise Deborah to “keep up the good work and remain focused.”

Minister within the Ministry of the Presidency with responsibility for Youth Affairs, Simona Broomes was there to congratulate Deborah and the other students who wrote the examinations. Minister Broomes said she has been working along with the teachers of the school to prepare the students.

“We will look at strategic ways to support them so as to ensure that this school performs at the same level as any other school in Guyana,” she stated.

Minister Broomes encouraged residents in the Enterprise community to continue playing their part in nurturing their children’s futures.

“You do not have to be a minister, you have senior persons in the community, for example, your pastor who can support and inspire [young people]. We can do it street by street, community by community, we can support the teachers, support the little children… I think if we all look at it in that way, Guyana’s future is really bright,” she urged.

The Minister also presented Deborah with a tablet for her successful performance at the NGSA.

Images: Kawise Wishart