May 23, 2024



Excellent performance recorded from Region 10 students at NGSA

The Region 10 Education District recorded excellent performance for the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), that was announced on Friday. Eight students from the region secured places at Queen’s College, while scores of others were awarded places at top High Schools in Georgetown. The Watooka Day School copped the first place in the region, with its student Akiera Campbell grabbing 518 marks. Tying for second place were students from Regma Primary School, Aliyah Anthony and Angel Henry, with 516 marks. They both secured places at Queen’s College.

The excited Aliyah said she feels accomplished about her exceptional performance.
“I didn’t expect to be the second in the region but to go to Queen’s College.” Speaking on the challenges she experienced preparing for exams during the pandemic, the aspiring entrepreneur said, “It was difficult adjusting to it but I got the hang of it. The preparation was stressful because I had to study a lot, most of my time was on zoom classes,” she said. She expressed appreciation to God, her family and teachers and encouraged students now preparing for the exams to keep pushing.

Angel Henry, who also gained 516 marks, expressed similar sentiments of being excited about her performance as she had difficulty answering some questions in the part-two papers. Speaking on preparing during a pandemic, she said. “It was kind of hard, because if you had people around you to explain the work and a more one-on-one interaction like at school; we also played games to better understand the concepts, and I had really enjoyed those,” she said. Angel thanked her teacher Cheryl Wills, her parents, grandmother and God for contributing to her excellent performance.

Copping the third position in the Region is Mollya Wilson of Amelia’s Ward Primary with 514 marks. Her teacher Shauna Cumberbatch, said she is overwhelmed because though she was confident that Mollya and the other two students in the Top 10 for the region would have performed well, she is giving all praises to God because teaching while face-to-face learning was out, was difficult but she ensured the students got the best input from her. “It was very difficult, we went through a lot of challenges, I had zoom with them and then when I realised I wasn’t getting a lot out of them from zoom, I turned my home into a school, when the group got bigger, I got another place and then a bottom house, to ensure they got face-to-face learning,” she said. I also worked with an action plan and I am happy because it all worked out.” The other students who made it in the top 10 for Region 10 are Nykasi Hodge of Amelia’s Ward Primary  with 511 marks, Lakeshia Venture of Royal Hall of Learning with 511 marks, Shaniece Duncan of Watooka Day Primary with 510 marks, Angel Saul of Regma Primary with 510 marks. They all were awarded places at Queen’s College.

Tia Sampson of One Mile Primary secured 509 marks, Joshua Purnell of Amelia’s Ward Primary secured 508 marks, Jalicia Douglas of Regma Primary secured 508 marks and Tierra Mc Intosh of Royal Halls of Learning secured 508 marks. They all were awarded places a The Bishops’ High School. Meanwhile Tabitha Fox of the Howell Wilson Primary School in Ituni secured 506 marks and was awarded a place at the Bishops’ High. She is the top student for the Sub Region District