|Alayna Cloake Tops the world in ACCA paper |
Monday, September 16 2013
Twenty-four-year-old Alayna Cloake is well on her way to achieving her dreams and making a positive difference.
Cloake scored the highest mark worldwide (93percent) in the ACCA June 2013 exams in Paper P3 (Business Analysis).
On receiving the news of Alayna’s success, Brenda Lee Tang, Head of ACCA Caribbean commented, “We are so very proud of Alayna’s performance.
“Her remarkable achievement is certainly a source of great inspiration for not only accounting students, but for all students to follow their dreams and pursue excellence.
“This is the second global prize received by a Trinidadian. The last, Candel Cuffie, placed first in the world in Paper P4 in the December 2011 exams.
“Our students are performing well, and we expect that there will be more global prize winners in the near future.”
But Cloake’s fortitude has characterised her as different from many. She revealed, “I am studying the ACCA programme on my own at home, because I experienced the challenges of travelling to classes.”
She continued, “I have a rare health condition called Gluten-Sensitivity- Other Food Intolerant, which makes its difficult for me to eat various types of foodstuff.”
Cloake’s strength and determination is rooted in her firm spiritual belief – and this, she would like to share with everyone.
Despite her challenges, she proudly states, “I have never failed an exam since I started the ACCA programme in 2009.”
Her main goal is to establish her own business which would allow her to use her accounting skills and expertise.
She would also like to become a nutritionist to help others. Cloake is currently employed with the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) as an Accountant I.
As she ended her brief interview, she hastened to state “I would like to be awarded a scholarship to pursue a programme in nutrition, so I can teach people how to eat better.”
Cloake said would like to sincerely thank firstly the Almighty; her family members; co-workers and supervisor for the continuous support provided.