South schools excel in CAPE and CSEC
By STACY MOORE Friday, August 16 2013
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BEAUTY AND BRAINS: San Fernando Central Secondary school CSEC students display their results. At left is Savitri Bhagaloo, and at right, Seline Rampau...
SOUTH schools have yet again excelled in both the Caribbean Secondary Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.
Students who yesterday collected their results slips from various schools expressed joy that their hard work had paid off. Many of the students attributed their success to prayers, abstaining from the internet and social networking sites such as Facebook and studying late at nights.
Newsday yesterday interviewed students and principals of various schools such as ;Naparima Boys’ College, Naparima Girls’ High School, San Fernando Central Secondary and Asja Girls’ College where they were all smiles. Acting principal at the Naparima Boys’ College Dev Gosein, said the results of the boys in CSEC and CAPE can be summed up in one word, “Outstanding”. Gosein said most of the students at both Caribbean examinations attained (ones).
Compared to last year’s results, Gosein said the results were an improvement. “This year we have a 100 percent pass rate,” he said. Adding he said there was a 95 percent pass rate in Sociology, but this year there was a 100 percent pass rate. He said improvement of students can be attributed to the drive and holistic development of each student.
Gosein said not only is academics emphasised at the learning institution but “the need to give back”. “We encourage each student to be their brothers keeper, and help each other. And the importance of getting involved in extra curricular activities at the school,” he explained. Gosein said such programmes and approaches have contributed to the success of students overall. “We stress the need for proper time management. We encourage students to do the things they like, and the academics would fall into place.” He said.
Similar success was echoed at the Naparima Girls’ High School as students were praised for their hard work. Vice-principal, Karen Valley said at the CSEC level students attained full certificates. Principal of San Fernando Central Secondary School, Farial Ali, also reported a vast improvement at both levels.