NGSA top performer aspires to be President

NGSA top performer aspires to be President

 
 
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By Bibi Khatoon

This year’s top performer at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), Nalia Rahaman aspires to be an Author but she also has her mind set on one day becoming the President of Guyana.

Rahaman, a student of the Westfield Prep School, was elated today when she found out that she was not only the country’s top performer at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) at just 10-years-old but also achieved a perfect score of 529 marks.

She was awarded a place at Queen’s College – Guyana top public secondary school.

As Education Minister, Nicolette Henry listed the top performers from primary schools in the city during her announcement at the National Center for Education Resource Development (NCERD) building, the 10-year-old covered her face with her hands and tried to hold back tears when her name was called first followed by her score.

Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry with the top 15 NGSA students

Westfield Prep School is located on Parade Street Kingston, Georgetown and has been in existence for eight years. The school previously had a top student three years ago.

Rahaman later told the media that she did not expect to do this well; however, she said her prayer has been answered as it was the only thing that she prayed for during the just-concluded month of Ramadan –a month of fasting observed by the Muslim community.

She said during the examinations, which were written on March 28 and 29, the most difficult papers for her were Science paper II and Social Studies paper II.

The aspiring President admitted that she had to study a lot.

“The latest I went to bed was [10pm]. I used to wake up in the mornings and pray and then revise because I couldn’t really function revising late at nights,” the young lady said.

She acknowledged her parents who supported her 100%.

She said her mom, Nabeelah Rahaman was always there while her father, a businessman, took over the task of putting her 6-year-old brother to sleep.

Visibly proud, Nabeelah told News Room that her daughter has been a consistently good student throughout her primary life.

 

“It’s just amazing, a true blessing for us,” the mother beamed.

The mother said the preparation was tedious but noted that “the child wants to learn, wants to succeed and it’s also a team effort. You have to have a good relationship with the teachers and so on too.”

Meanwhile, securing the second top spot of the NGSA was Arthur Roberts of the New Guyana School. He gained 525 marks.

Arthur Roberts and Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry

He was followed closely by Kaydee Ali of Success Elementary who achieved 524 marks.

Roberts told the media that he is proud of himself as he aimed for Queen’s college, while Ali noted that she didn’t expect to do this well and her family is beyond happy.

There was a tie for fourth place as four students; Esha Lakeram of New Diamond/Grove Primary school, Cianna Barkoye of North Georgetown Primary, Zyia Brathwaite of Success Elementary and Krystal Duncan of the New Guyana School achieved 523 marks.

They were all awarded a spot at Queens College which has a cut off mark of 514. The cutoff mark for Bishops’ High School is 510, followed by St Stanislaus College at 506, St Rose’s High at 502, St Joseph High at 499 and President’s College at 495.

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Is her name Naila or Nalia? That said, congratulations to her on her perfect score at the exams. Congratulations to all the others for following her also. Best wishes to all of them in their future endeavors. She should not waste any of her time on politics though. 

Pointblank posted:
yuji22 posted:

Congrats to all of the students. Indo children are doing extremely well, they have the discipline to succeed. 

You got be an ASS and a BIGOT. 4 out of the top 10 are BLACKS that 40 %.

Where the hell did I speak about percentages ? I congratulated all students and acknowledge achievements of Indos. 

yuji22 posted:
Pointblank posted:
yuji22 posted:

Congrats to all of the students. Indo children are doing extremely well, they have the discipline to succeed. 

You got be an ASS and a BIGOT. 4 out of the top 10 are BLACKS that 40 %.

Where the hell did I speak about percentages ? I congratulated all students and acknowledge achievements of Indos. 

after you did that you couldn't hold back you had to show how bigoted you are by bringing race into it

yuji22 posted:

Congrats to all of the students. Indo children are doing extremely well, they have the discipline to succeed

You should have stopped at congratulating all the students. But you can't help your congenital racist habits, singling out Indian children as the ones having "the discipline to succeed". How did the students of other races succeed if not by a disciplined approach to their study?

yuji22 posted:

Many Afro centric racists have a problem when Indos are praised. 

Gwan suh. 

I congratulated ALL students.

SMH

Has nothing to do with afro and other useless blabber you use as subterfuge for your backhanded racist shit. Or maybe the implications of your remarks are lost on you because not only are you a congenital racist, you are a dullard also!

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