Mrs. Shirley Madray, District Education Officer at the Ministry of Education, so exhorted the young awardees yesterday as the Guyana Bank for Trade and Investment (GBTI) held its Annual Early Savers Club Bursary Awards presentation ceremony at the GBTI Corporate Office in Kingston, Georgetown.Bursaries were awarded to members of the GBTI Early Savers Club in recognition of their successes at the recent National Grade 6 Examinations. The students selected to receive bursary awards represent the top 15 of the club’s members, who each achieved a minimum of 503 marks.
Mrs Madray also told the awardees that there are still miles ahead in their journey, while their successful passage at the examination was just the first page in their book of academic achievements.
The education officer urged parents present to keep supporting their children, to keep them focused on the task ahead, and to forge with them a tight bond through communication.
Mr. Sean Noel, Manager in charge of Administration, was present at the occasion, and he urged the awardees to be able to build a good educational platform to launch them into their future; to develop positive attitudes of self-esteem and a sense of achievement, and to cultivate a love for learning.
The students awarded this year were Ishmael Tang with 512 marks, Rachel Bissoondial with 503 marks, Ridhwaan Kassim with 513 marks, Tarico Henry with 519 marks, Ruth Benjamin with 503 marks, Dequon Burnett with 522 marks, Renique Nelson with 512 marks, Reanell Holder with 507 marks, Afeefaj London with 525 marks, Hansvahini Maraj with 516 marks, Omkar Persaud with 513 marks, Ashantie Singh with 522 marks, Maria Erica Benjamin with 516 marks, Yoshoda Hansraj with 517 marks, and Shivesh Mohamed with 523 marks. (Clestine Juan)