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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, October 10, 2014
Hillview College excelled in this
year s Caribbean Advanced Pro-
ficiency Examinations (Cape)
examinations by gaining 18 open
scholarships and 23 additional
Education Minister Tim
Gopeesingh yesterday announced
the distribution of scholarships
and revealed that the number of
scholarships awarded had increased
from just over 300 in 2009 to 452
The minister repeated remarks
that this year showed the best aca-
demic performance thus far for
T&T s students in the Caribbean
Advanced Proficiency Exam (Cape)
as well as other examinations. He
said students were performing bet-
ter and better.
Gopeesingh added that between
2010 and 2014, the Government
had awarded 1,930 scholarships to
Despite his remarks, there was
a decrease in the number of schools
receiving scholarships from last
year s 40 schools to 36 this year.
The same number of govern-
ment schools received scholarships
as compared to last year.
Gopeesingh said approximately,
4,000 students wrote Cape, mean-
ing almost 11 per cent or one out
of nine students received schol-
"In keeping with PP thrust in
education, we have tried to ensure
that we move in the areas of sci-
ence technology, engineering, arts
and mathematics and we are
working with tertiary level insti-
tutions to increase research being
done on a national level," said
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Shell-shocked and speechless were
two words used by the mother of one
of this year s President Medal win-
ners, when she was contacted yes-
terday with the news that her daugh-
ter had copped the coveted
Soleil Baldeosingh, of St Augustine
Girls High School (SAGHS) and
Sandeep Keshav Maharaj of Presen-
tation College, Chaguanas, have been
named as this year s recipients.
Education Minister, Dr Tim
Gopeesingh made the announcements
at yesterday s post-Cabinet press brief-
ing, during which he extended con-
gratulations to both winners.
He also announced the award of
open and national scholarships, adding
this year had proved to be a challenging
one for the authorities in deciding the
recipients as the results were excellent
and had surpassed that of previous
Baldeosingh lives at Montrose,
Chaguanas, while Maharaj is from
Arena Road, Freeport. Baldeosingh s
mother, Cherrie Ramnarine, was at a
loss for words upon hearing the news.
Contacted via her cellphone, Ram-
narine said: "I m shocked. It s kind of
hard. I don t have words."
Revealing that she was contacted
first by a neighbour who heard the
results being announced, Ramnarine
added: "It was totally unexpected. We
were expecting her to do well, given
her results but we didn t know about
Asked about Baldeosingh and if she
had been informed of the results, Ram-
narine said the teenager was at work
and the family needed a little time to
She declined to say much more,
except that they needed "to sit and
When contacted, principal of the St
Augustine Girls High School, Joanne
Mahadeo, was not as restrained as she
expressed her joy with the news that
her school had copped a top award, in
addition to several more scholarships.
Mahadeo received the news from a
student while overseeing the graduation
practice at the school around 4 pm
However, she has had no official
word from the Ministry of Education
and with the Trinidad and Tobago Uni-
fied Teachers Association (TTUTA)
convention scheduled for today, she is
doubtful whether any students will be
visiting the school.
Asked to describe Baldeosingh,
Mahadeo replied: "She really is one of
our star students. A hard worker during
her entire school career. We are
extremely pleased and happy with her
More than 88 students wrote CAPE
at St Augustine Girls High School but
Mahadeo is jubilant as the school has
been performing "quite well in the past
President Medals for
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41 Cape schols for
• Arima Central Secondary --- two
• ASJA Boys' --- two additional.
• ASJA Girls' San Do --- three open
and ten additional.
• ASJA Girl, Charlieville --- two
• Barrackpore Senior Comprehensive
--- one additional.
• Bishop Anstey, Trinity College East
Sixth Form --- three open and 15
• Bishop Anstey High School --- five
open and three additional.
• Bishop's Tobago --- two open and
• Fatima --- one open and four
• Hillview College --- 18 open and 23
• Holy Faith Convent Couva --- three
open and 13 additional.
• Holy Faith Penal --- six additional.
• Holy Name Convent, Port-of-Spain
--- one open and four additional.
• Lakshmi Girls' Hindu College --- five
open and 23 additional.
• Naps College San Fernando --- 13
open and 17 additional.
• Naps Girls' Sand Fernando --- ten
open and 23 additional.
• North Eastern College --- five
• Presentation Chaguanas --- six open
and 19 additional.
• Presentation San Fernand o--- three
open and 14 additional.
• QRC --- two open and four
• Rio Claro West Secondary --- one
• San Fernando Central --- two
• St Augustine Girls' --- 14 open and
• St Benedict's College --- three open
and three additional.
• St Francois Girls --- six additional.
• St Georges --- one open and three
• St Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain
--- 13 open and 23 additional.
• St Joseph Convent, San Fernando---
seven open and 15 additional.
• St Joseph --- six open and 16
• St Mary's --- one open and six
• St Stephen's College --- six
• Upper Level Education Institute ---
• Vishnu Boys' Hindu College --- two
• Waterloo Secondary School --- two
SECONDARY SCHOOLS RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS:
A happy President Medal winner
Sandeep Maharajh hugs his
grandmother Maharajh Parasam at
their Freeport home yesterday.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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