Top Students Awarded by JAPSS

Photo: Donald De La Haye Top-performing high school students at a recognition and awards ceremony held recently at St. Georgie’s College in Kingston, and organised by the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS)

Story Highlights

  • More than 430 students have been awarded for being top performers in their examinations, by the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS).
  • The awards were presented recently at a ceremony held at St. George's College in Kingston.
  • In his address, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said teachers must be commended for surmounting numerous challenges to "make a success of students”.

More than 430 students have been awarded for being top performers in their examinations, by the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS).

The Association recognises high-school students for exceptional achievements in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) as well as top-performing schools.

The awards were presented recently at a ceremony held at St. George’s College in Kingston.

In his address, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said teachers must be commended for surmounting numerous challenges to “make a success of students”.

He said students have done better in various examinations last year, and “much of the credit for the improvement belongs to the nation’s teachers”.

Senator Reid also thanked parents and stakeholders for their commitment to the students and the education system.

He noted that the awardees have done “exceptionally well” and encouraged them to remain focused and continue to “be the best”.

President of the Association, David Wilson, said the students deserve praise, and urged them to use the moment for greater resolve. “You must go further from here,” Mr. Wilson, who is also the Principal of Clarendon College, implored the awardees.

Student at the Westmoreland-based Manning’s School, Daycia Reid, told the gathering that their success came from hard work, the sacrifice of parents, and that the recognition will “inspire other students towards this level of achievement”.

Campion College in Kingston was again awarded the top school for CSEC and CAPE.

Other awards were made by Custos of Kingston, Hon. Steadman Fuller, who is also Head of Kingston Bookshop; and the main sponsor, McMillan Publishers.

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