Twelve students who recently wrote the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examination were awarded $60, 000 each by Sterling Products Ltd.
The children received the bursary awards at a small ceremony at Sterling’s Providence office on July 26.
The company in a statement said the annual bursary programme has been in place for over two decades.
According to the statement, the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ramsay Ali advised the children that the next five years of their academic life will be different from what they are used to. He encouraged them to remain dedicated to their studies.
Meanwhile, Chief Education Officer, Dr. Marcel Hutson lauded Sterling Products Limited for its support over the years to the development of the education system.
“No institution can do well without the alliance of the community, without community members coming on board…Over the years, Sterling Products Limited would have been contributing in many ways with respect to strengthening the delivery of education and, as Chief Education Officer, I appreciate that kind of practice,” Dr. Hutson said, according to the release.
He also encouraged the students to strive for excellence noting that determination and sacrifice play a major role in a student’s success.
Similar sentiments were shared by the Business Development and Quality Assurance Manager, Robert Ross, who, in wishing the students success in their future, said, “You have five years to prepare yourselves for CXC, CAPE and so on and that still is not the end of it because after CXC and CAPE you still have to go on to other fields and disciplines that specialize.”
According to the company, Salema Perreira, whose son gained a place at the Bishop’s High School and received the cash award, expressed her appreciation to the company for the gesture.
“He is very happy about it and he is honoured that they have recognised his hard work,” she was quoted saying.