Guyana tops Caribbean at CSEC, CAPE

Minister of Education, Hon. Priya Manickchand (centre) and top performing students and teachers of Queen’s College (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information) Guyana has copped the top spots in the Caribbean at the 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).

The country has also been conferred with four of the five Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) awards for CSEC top performers and two of seven for the CAPE high-flyers.

Minister of Education, Hon. Priya Manickchand made the announcement on Wednesday, during the declaration of the CSEC and CAPE results event held at the National Centre for Educational Resources Development (NCERD). 

Among the students who will be receiving awards for outstanding performances from CXC is CSEC top performer Bhedesh Persaud of Queen’s College.  He acquired 22 grade ones and one grade 2 passes. The aspiring engineer says while the process was rigorous, he is pleased with his achievements.

“I actually decided to do this while I was in fourth form, well at the end of third form going into fourth form so it was intense, but I absolutely enjoyed it. I enjoy learning so that made it much easier…I am of course grateful and happy for the results, but of course my focus is on CAPE right now,” he told DPI.

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