Minister of Education Dr. Tim Gopeesingh
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September 29, 2011: Three hundred and forty-eight (348) scholarships will be awarded to students based on the 2011 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).
Cabinet gave the approval on Thursday and the announcement was made by Minster of Education Dr. Tim Gopeesingh at the post cabinet press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair on Thursday.
Minister Gopeesingh said of the 348 scholarships, 71 will be open and 277 additional. The scholarships represent an increase of 19 from the 2010 figure of 329. In 2009, 266 scholarships were awarded.
Minister Gopeesingh said the winners are spread across the country.
The scholarships will cost Government $32.1 million annually to fund said the Minister.
In a release on Thursday evening, the Ministry of Education said "Scholarships were awarded in ten (10) subject groups which include Business, Environmental Science, Languages, Mathematics, Modern Studies/Humanities, Natural Sciences, Technical Studies, Technological Studies, General Studies and Visual and Performing Arts.
It added that two President’s Medals are also awarded to the highest performing students in the examinations, in two categories. Category 1 comprises Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Environmental Studies groups and Category 2 which includes Business, Languages, Modern Studies, Technical Studies, Technological Studies, General Studies and Visual and Performing Arts.
The two students who will receive the President’s Medal are Kerry Shastri Singh from Presentation College, San Fernando, who is the top performing student in Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Environmental Studies and Shastri Ram from Presentation College, Chaguanas who is the top performer in Business, Languages, Modern Studies, Technical Studies, Technological Studies, Visual and Performing Arts and General Studies.
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