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Top students awardedA number of top 2009 academic and vocational students were awarded yesterday for their outstanding performances when the Ministry of Education held its annual National Award Ceremony for Outstanding Performance.
The award ceremony recognized outstanding performance at the National Grade Six Assessment, National Grade Nine Examinations, Caribbean Secondary Edu-cation Examinations, Carib-bean Advanced Proficiency Examinations and the General Certificate of Education.
QC badminton tourney enters final rounds
PLAY in the Queen’s College (QC) Lower and Upper School Singles badminton tournament continued yesterday with the semi-finals of the Lower and Upper School boys and third place matches for the Lower School girls and Upper School boys.
Nicholas Ali continued his dominance in the upper school boys’ category, as he made quick work of Stephan Greaves in their two-game semi-final match-up; Ali won the match 21-4, 21-11.
Wooley House captures sixth consecutive title at QC Inter House Champion ShipsDespite beginning the final day in sixth po sition after Standard Trials , Wooley House, better known as ‘ H’ House, made a dramatic comeback to claim their fifth consecutive ti tle at the Queen’s College ( QC) Inter House Athletic Championships yesterday at the QC ground.
H House ( dark green), known for their prowess on the track over the years, ended the day with an impressive 465 points even though they were trailing at the lunch break. Placing second was Nobbs ( L) House ( gold), who won the march past, with 405 points, followed by Raleigh ( B) House ( royal blue) with 360 points, Austin ( C) House ( emerald green) with 328 points and Pilgrim ( E) House ( purple) with 323 points rounded up the top five.
QC Students Ace CAPE examsQueen’s College student Wallisa Roberts, who obtained Grade One passes in five subjects, heads the list of outstanding performers at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), according to preliminary results released by the Ministry of Education (MoE) yesterday.
At a media briefing held at the MoE boardroom, Education Minister Shaik Baksh said that the CAPE results have seen a high pass rate with a marginal decline in pass rates in a few subject areas.
Late Dr Richard Allsopp’s contributions hailedDistinguished Guyanese linguist Dr Richard Allsopp has died. He passed away on Wednesday evening at a hospital in Barbados following a long illness. He was 86-years-old.
According to the brother of the deceased, Philip Allsopp, Dr Richard Allsopp had been experiencing ill health for some time but was hospitalized earlier this week after there had been some deterioration in his health.
At the time of his death, Dr Allsopp was a retired Reader and Honorary Professor of Caribbean Lexicography at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. He joined the staff there in 1963 as a lecturer in English and then proceeded to distinguish himself as one of the region’s premier linguists.
April 2009 edition of the QCOSA Newsletter
This fourteenth issue of the QC-OSA newsletter covers events which have occurred from mid-2007 to the present time. As we go to press we are looking forward to holding elections for our new executive committee for the coming term.
It must be well known that for some time now QC-OSA has been straining every sinew to recruit interest in and further promote the work of the association.
Queen’s College lift NSC/Allied Arts Mashramani trophy
History continues! Captain of Queen’s College Neil Barry (Jnr) collects the winning trophy from Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, himself a former QC student, after beating old rivals Berbice High School in the National Sports Commission /Allied Arts Mashramani 40-over cricket match at the Guyana National Stadium.
Looking on are Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony, GCB president Chetram Singh and Education Minister Sheik Baksh.
QC ‘old boy’ called to Bar of England
Queen’s College ‘old boy’ Charles S Ramson was recently admitted as a barrister-at-law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (London) for the Bar of England and Wales.
According to a press release, Ramson is the son of Justice of Appeal Charles R. Ramson, SC, and Chairperson of the Teaching Service Commission Leila Ramson. The call to the Bar ceremony was held on July 29 and attended by his mother and sister Shakhti.
Ramson obtained a “Very Competent” grade certificate – an assessment of 70% from Nottingham Law School. In 2006, he obtained a First Class Honours degree in Law at the University of Buckingham and is only the second or third Guyanese ever to have achieved such distinction in law at a UK university.
QC girl is Guyana’s top CSEC studentSixteen-year-old Yana-Marisa Edwards of Queen’s College has been named the country’s top Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) student.
An Education Ministry source yesterday confirmed that Edwards is the nation’s top student. The source noted said that at a press conference to present results through the media, Minister of Education Shaik Baksh had given a list of names of students who were vying for the top spot; but had said that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) had not yet determined the top CSEC student. The media had reported that unofficially Rahul Nehaul Lall was the top CSEC student, since he had received the most grade ones on the list that was provided.
A Twelth Night Brimming With TulipsThe Queen's College (Guyana) Alumni Association is association with Bishops' High School (Guyana) invites all to their "A Twelth Night Brimming With Tulips" on Saturday January 10, 2009 at Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill (N.E. Corner of Bayview Ave. & John St.)from 8PM-2AM. Tickets are $25.00. All interested persons can contact the following:
Gerald Alleyne - (416) 693-5011
Leyland Muss - (905) 666-0237
David Singh - (416) 491-4897
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