Region Six top CSEC students satisfied with performance
By Royan Abrams
Region Six copped three of the top 15 performers in the country at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination.
17-year-old Jushua Indarjit of Skeldon Line Path Secondary School secured 17 grade ones, Vanessa Ramnarain of Berbice High School secured 14 grade ones and 1 grade two while Jose Cumming, also of the Berbice High School obtained 13 grade ones, 3 grade twos and 2 grade threes at this year’s CSEC.
News Room spoke to Indarjit who noted that he knew he will perform well but didn’t expect to top candidate in the region.
He added that, given the number of subjects he wanted to pursue at the examination, he had to invest more time and effort into his studies but is satisfied that the hard work paid off.
Noting that his next move is to further his studies in physics and engineering, he said if he finds that adequate opportunities are not available locally in his line of study, intends to study abroad.
Indarjit has been on top of his class throughout the five years at Skeldon Line Path Secondary. He had also topped the Skeldon Primary School when he wrote the National Grade Six Assessments (NGSA).
Coming in second, Vanessa Ramnarain of Berbice High School said she is very pleased to be among the top 15 in the country and to make her parents and teachers proud. Ramnarain is also celebrating her 17th birthday today.
“I’m doing it for me but also of doing it for them because it good to see the people you love smile but it feels better to know that you are the one making them smile” she added
Ramnarain was among the top ten students when she wrote the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) and was awarded a spot at Bishops High School but transferred to Berbice High School. She also topped the region at the Grade Nine Examination.
She urges those who are preparing to write CSEC next year to chose their friends wisely and focus on their goals and don’t be distracted by negativities.
Jose Cummings also of Berbice High was shy to speak with the media but said he is satisfied with his results.
Others among the top performers in region six are Tavesh Mohabir of Tagore Memorial Secondary School with 12 grade ones and 3 grade twos, Rea Harris of the New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary School with 11 grade ones and 2 grade twos and Yevnie Sukdra also of the New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary School with 11 grade ones and 1 grade two.