PM congratulates common entrance students
Following the release of the 2020 Common Entrance Examination results on Monday, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet congratulated students on Tuesday.
"Congratulations to the Grade 6 students who received their common entrance exam results yesterday," Chastanet wrote on his official Facebook page.
According to Chastanet: "This is the beginning of a new chapter in your life. I wish you a smooth transition and all the best!
Always remember, no matter what school you attend, at the end of the day it's all about you and your commitment to doing your best."
Over two thousand students wrote the exam on June 29, 2020.
The exam is critical in determining which secondary schools students will advance to.
"Remember you can aspire to be anything you want to be, no matter where you come from or the secondary school you attend. Now is the time to start carving out your dreams and deciding on the amazing things you want to do and be in life," the prime minister continued.
Chastanet also applauded students for their efforts in adapting to e-learning after classes were closed prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic: "I also want to acknowledge the fact that you guys wrote one of the most important exams of your life under extraordinary circumstances. Considering all the anxiety and uncertainty this pandemic has brought on, you did exceptionally well!"
The prime minister offered special commendations: "I am especially proud of the achievement of fraternal twins Dominique and Ava George who came in 1st and 4th place on the island respectively. I can only imagine how proud your parents must feel, especially CMO Dr Belmar-George given the long hours she has had to put in over the last few months.
In closing, Chastanet stated: "Congratulations once again and a special thank you to all parents and teachers who too worked very hard at ensuring your children did their best when you too have been carrying an immense amount of emotional weight and uncertainty at this time. Congratulations to all!"