Governor General Applauds Awardees

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Awardee of CXC’s Natural Science prize for CAPE, Larissa Wiltshire of Queen’s College, Guyana, greeting the Governor-General of Barbados, Sir Elliott Belgrave in the presence of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, June Chandler. Also featured are Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson (left) and CXC Assistant Registrar and Communication Specialist, Cleveland Sam. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Awardee of CXC’s Natural Science prize for CAPE, Larissa Wiltshire of Queen’s College, Guyana, greeting the Governor-General of Barbados, Sir Elliott Belgrave in the presence of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, June Chandler. Also featured are Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson (left) and CXC Assistant Registrar and Communication Specialist, Cleveland Sam. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Governor General Sir Elliot Belgrave today congratulated the 2016 top awardees in this year’s Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) CSEC, CCSLC and CAPE examinations.

The 17 students from across the region paid a courtesy call on Sir Elliott at Government House, accompanied by officials from the Education Ministry, CXC and Barbadians students, who acted as chaperones.

Expressing pleasure at the achievements of the students, Sir Elliott urged them to strive always for excellence and continue applying themselves to their studies.

The Governor General further told the students: “It is my wish, hope and desire that all of you realise we are one people and treat each other as such. So that wherever you go and succeed, you never forget this region or your native land. The future of this region depends on you.”

The top awardees were also encouraged to apply for the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship.

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