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The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Thursday last held its 2021 Regional Top Awards Ceremony where nine Guyanese students were awarded for their outstanding performance at the Caribbean Secondary Examinations Certificate 2021 and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations 2021.
In a press release the Ministry of Education said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony took on a blended approach. It was held in the British Virgin Islands and was broadcast live across the Caribbean Region where awardees tuned in virtually to receive their awards in their respective countries.
Queen’s College student Zaynab Shaffie received the Overall Outstanding Achievement award for CSEC 2021. Roshni Samaroo, also from Queen’s College copped the Humanities awards. The top Business award went to Naresh Jagnanan from the Essequibo Islands Secondary School while Serena Razak from Queen’s College received the top Techincal Vocational award.
Riley Dominique Nurse, another Queen’s College student and Saalih Muhammad Rahim from I.S.A Islamic School both received the ACCA CSEC Accounting Award for Principles of Accounts. Samuel Haynes from Queen’s College copped the CAPE Overall Outstanding Achievement award. The ACCA CAPE Accounting Award went to the Crystal Benjamin from the Bishops’ High School. Abdul Subhan from St Stanislaus College was the top History Awardee for CAPE 2021. Queen’s College received the Top School Award. In brief remarks, top CSEC 2021 student, Zaynab Shaffie credited her achievements to hard work along with support from her family, teachers and colleagues. She also expressed her gratitude to God, as she noted that her success would not have been possible without Him. Zaynab also encouraged other students to continue working hard to accomplish their academic dreams. “Believe in yourself, formulate a plan and work towards it because you’re capable of more than you think,” she said.