STUDENTS of Lakshmi Girls’s Hindu College and Naparima Girls’ High School have copped the President’s Medal as the top CAPE performers in Trinidad and Tobago for 2019.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Lakshmi Girls has won the President’s Medal.
The top performer from that school is Celine Roodal while Shivanie Rampersad-Maharaj of Naparima Girls joins her as the top student.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia made the announcement at a news conference on Monday.
He said the Cabinet accepted the ministry’s recommendation for the award of 400 scholarships coming from CAPE 2019.
Garcia praised students’ performances at the secondary level and said there has been improvement in the Government schools.
179 scholarships were awarded in the “open” category and 221 in the “additional” category.
- The top performing school was Lakshmi with 40 Scholarships that included 15 open and 25 additional.
- St Augustine Girls’ High School received 39 scholarships with 28 open – the most by any school.
- Naparima Girls had the third highest number with 38 of which 17 were open.
- St Joseph Convent, Port-of-Spain got 31 scholarships with 15 open.
- St Joseph Convent St Joseph received 26 of which ten were open.
- Bishop Anstey and Trinity College East Sixth Form received 23 with ten open.
- Hillview remained the top performing boys’ school with 22 including 15 open.
- Naparima College followed with 20 of which 13 were open.
- Holy Faith Convent Couva received 17 with four open scholarships.
- Presentation College San Fernando got 19 while Presentation College Chaguanas was awarded 15.
- ASJA Girls San Fernando got 16 with five open.
- St Joseph Convent in San Fernando was awarded 14
- St Mary’s College got 13.
The Education Ministry said that of the 400 scholarships, 24 were awarded to Government schools.
Girls ruled again taking 285 scholarships and therefore leaving 115 for the boys.