|Brianna Williams (centre) of the People’s Cathedral Primary School??celebrating her success with family.??(A.Miller/BGIS)|
Brianna Williams of the People’s Cathedral Primary School and Zerayaicob Yaicob of The Rock Christian School have topped this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE), and have earned their places at Harrison College come September.
Brianna scored full marks in English and 98 percent in Mathematics, awarding her a converted total of 250.51 with a B in Composition. Meanwhile, her male counterpart scored 97 percent in English and 98 percent in Mathematics, giving him a converted total of 248.39 with an A in Composition.
These were only two of the results disclosed earlier today as Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, held a press conference to discuss the performance of students who sat this year’s BSSEE or 11+, as it is commonly known.
The Minister also alluded to the top ten performers, which he pointed out were from "a mix of private and public schools as has been the historical trend’. They are: Kaylee Hodgkinson of the St. Winifred’s School; Alyssa Mahon of Trinity Academy; Kaleah Hall of Blackman and Gollop Primary School; Daniella Sandiford of Wilkie Cumberbatch; Jakeem Hall of St. Margaret’s Primary; Ariana Layne of Charles F. Broome; Zach Drayton of St. Cyprian’s Boys’ School; and Ayshaa Bhana of Al Falah Muslim School.
The Education Minister also made mention of the 11 "early sitters", and affirmed that they had once again performed well, producing scores ranging from 220.98 to 247.90. This, he stated, demonstrated that "the system is working".