Guyana: Dr Irfaan Ali presented the Outstanding Cambridge Learners Award this afternoon to the School of the sixth form of Guyana and the name of the student was John McGrath on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
The teen of Guyana has secured the prize and title of the award was World’s Top Student for Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) English Language after he was able to secure 99 marks out of 100 in the June 2021 Examinations.
His result was better than over one million students from across 136 countries.
McGrath is the first Guyanese to top a Cambridge AS examination.
Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand and the Minister of Housing and Water, the Honourable Collin Croal have also accompanied the prime minister of Guyana.
The ceremony of the prize giving has been took place at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.
Dr Irfaan Ali received a courtesy visit from the President of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), Guyanese-born Dr Colwick Wilson and his team at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive this afternoon.
USC is a Seventh-Day Adventist university, headquartered in Trinidad with a campus in Queenstown, Georgetown.
The meeting focused on collaborative ways to enhance the function of the university locally, especially in relation to programmes and opportunities.
Vice President for Student Services and Enrolment Management Pastor Onesi La Fleur; President of the Guyana Conference of Seven Days Adventist Pastor Exton Clarke; Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship Dr Sherri-Lynn Legall and recent graduate of USC Trea Johnson were also part of the meeting.
Dr Irfaan Ali held a meeting this afternoon with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Private Sector Head, James Scriven and members of his team.
The meeting was hosted at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.
Senior Minister within the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, the Honourable Dr Ashni Singh was also at the meeting.
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