By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Education on Thursday June 11, released the results of the 2015 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations which revealed that Success Elementary School in Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) had swiped 25 spots in the top 1% of the performers for the entire country.
Of 15,225 students sitting the examination, Solomon Cherai of Success Elementary gained the top spot with 530 marks while his classmate, Shania Eastman copped the second spot in the country, scoring 529 points in the exam.
The third position went collectively to Celine Farina of Peters Hall Primary, Shreya Persaud and Isabella Hussain of Academy of Excellence in Region Three, all of whom scored 526 marks.
The sixth position was shared by five candidates – Afeefah London of Success Elementary, Treevis Isaacs of All Saints Primary, Bhedesh Persaud of New Guyana School, Reanna McCurchin of St Margaret’s Primary, and Timur Singh of St Gabriel’s all scoring 525 marks.
A very “elated” Cherai told reporters that he expected that he would top the country, pointing out that he made many sacrifices to achieve his goal, one of which included abandoning television.
More so, the youngster related that his class teacher had promised him a cellular phone should he do well at his studies, adding that he intends to collect his reward in the near future.
Meanwhile, the second place student by one mark, Shania Eastman was all too happy to give a comment but eventually calmed down. She too explained that she had to give up television to study for exams adding that her mother had prepared a study timetable to aid her revision.
Over at Peters Hall Primary, a few blocks away from Success Elementary, one of the third place students, Celine Farinha was overcome with tears of joy on hearing of her results.When questioned; she related that it was bitter sweet moment for her.