Student of Dominica’s Arthur Waldron SDA school – Doneil Bacchus, brought laurels to the island by becoming one of the top performers in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate – (CSEC).
A total of seven students among the exam toppers in Dominica are from the Arthur Waldron Seventh-day Adventist – (SDA) Academy, the Portsmouth Secondary School and the St John’s Academy.
Student of Portsmouth Secondary School – Charissa George bagged the second position with 11 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos. Kezia Royer of the Arthur Waldron – SDA Academy secured – 11 Grade Ones and one Grade Two.
While, two girls from the Portsmouth Secondary School, Asaiah Yankey and Nia Thomas, scored 11 Grade Ones and 10 Grade Ones and five Grade Twos, respectively.
Octavia Alfred, the Minister for Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and Nation Excellence, reveals that Bacchus received 12 Grade Ones and one Grade Two.
The Education minister congratulated the students for their achievement and motivated them to continue on the path and reach higher levels of success.
About CXC –
The Caribbean Examinations Council – (CXC) is the examination board of the Caribbean region, which was established in the year 1972. CXC was formed under agreement by the participating governments in the Caribbean Community to conduct such examinations.
The Council has the authority to monitor the conduct of any such examinations & prescribe the qualification requirements of the candidates and the fees payable by them. It is an examining body that provides educational certifications in 16 English speaking Commonwealth Caribbean Countries and Territories and has replaced the General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations used by England and some other members of the Commonwealth.
It is an institution of the Caribbean Community – (CARICOM) and was recognised as an Associate Institution of the Community in the year 1973 treaty that created the Caribbean Community. Members of the Council are chosen from the 16 territories and the region’s two universities, the University of Guyana & – the University of the West Indies – UWI.