Antigua and Barbuda’s top Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) student for 2018 has been named “Most Outstanding Overall” (Region) by the Caribbean Examinations Council.
This information is contained in a press release issued by the Ministry of Education on Monday.
According to the release, in a letter to the ministry, CXC’s Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch wrote that Keondre Herbert of St. Joseph’s Academy “will receive an award for outstanding performance in the May/June performance in the May/June, 2018 CSEC examinations”.
Herbert secured 20 passes, all grade ones in the subjects he sat earlier this year.
Commenting on the former SJA student’s latest achievement, Director of Education, Clare Browne offered congratulations to Keondre Herbert and his family for accomplishing such a major feat.
“It speaks to his dedication and the desire to attain academic excellence and so I wish to express heartiest congratulations to Mr. Herbert. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology wishes him the very best as he continues to climb the academic ladder.”
Herbert will receive his award from CXC at a ceremony to be held in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, December 6.
This is the second time in three years that Antigua and Barbuda has produced the top CSEC student within the CXC territories. In 2015, former SJA student Brandon Judnarine received the top regional award from CXC, for gaining 21 Grade One Passes and one Grade Two at the May/June exams.