A record 115 wards of the state have passed four or more subjects in the 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency (CAPE) examinations.
The students were recognised by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), during a ceremony held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Robert Morgan, in his address at the function, commended the students on their academic achievements.
“We should all be proud that so many of them have passed their [exams] and can now start a good path to becoming contributors and proper functioning members of the society,”
He reported that last year the government spent more than $54 million on tertiary education for children in the system.
Morgan said he is pleased with the continued support from private citizens for wards of the State, especially as it relates to their educational pursuits.
Sixty tablet computers were presented to the top awardees from the CPFSA’s four regions.
The top male and female were Ainsley Rhoden and Aphrabehn Fuller, respectively, who earned nine subjects each.