IMPROVED PERFORMANCE: Acting vice principal of ASJA, Noreen Hosein, left, and acting principal Cindy Khan, right, pose with National Scholarship winners, from left, Ivana Lutchman, Chelsea Khan, Kayphar Wilson and Amanda Ramdhan, at the school compound in San Fernando yesterday.
ASJA Principal: We are still in celebratory mood
4 Open, 15 Additional...
ASJA Girls' College in San Fernando celebrated its greatest academic achievement this year, with 19 pupils securing scholarships in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
Acting principal Cindy Khan said the school copped four Open and 15 Additional scholarships.
"It was a good spread because we had scholarships in Environmental Science, Business and Modern Languages. And it was the first time we had a scholarship in Modern Languages so we are extremely proud," she said.
She congratulated modern languages teacher, Noreen Hosein, for her dedication and commitment.
ASJA Girls was awarded 12 scholarships last year—11 Additional and one Open.
"So we have really moved up the ladder. The teachers and pupils are very excited and exhilarated. When we got the news on Friday we called an assembly to announce it to the pupils. Everyone was happy and celebrating. We are still in a celebratory mood," she said.
Khan said the scholarship winners were invited to address pupils at the school yesterday.
"Some of the scholarship winners came in this morning to address pupils at the morning assembly. We are now on a drive to motivate pupils, especially those writing the examination next year. We are focused on perseverance and commitment," she said.