ISA Islamic School student tops National Grade Six Assessment exams – 7th Jun 2013
Salma Majeed did herself and her school the ISA Islamic School in East Street proud when she became the first pupil from that school to top the National Grade Six Assessment exams. Majeed came out tops with 548 out of a possible 560 marks out of the nearly 17000 children who took the exams, which allows pupils entry into Secondary schools. The soft spoken Majeed,who says she wants to pursue studies in medicine, said that she was happy to have done so well.
Salma’s Mother was there to share her daughter’s joy and she said though her daughter is dedicated she never expected her to top the country.
Headteacher of the ISA Islamic Academy Akram Majeed was also very proud of the performance of his pupils. He got three pupils in the top 1%.
In second place with 547 marks was Christian Pile of Maes Primary and he credited his hard work and that of his teachers for his success.
The numbers 3-6 positions were occupied by Navindra Persaud, 545 marks, Ashtmi Deo 543, Brandon Chanderban, 542 and Zane Ramotar with 541. They all said they were pleased with their performances.
The Persaud’s family were emotional as they congratulated their son on his 3rd place achievement saying that all the hard work has paid off.
The Principal of Maes Under 12 also expressed her satisfaction at having her pupils perform so well.
Minister of Education Priya Manickchand who read the results said it was heartening to see the good performances by the pupils. She said the Ministry is constantly making interventions to ensure that not only the Coastland schools do well, but also those in the Hinterland, noting that this is an evolving process.