…100% pass rate at NGSA for the first timeAt its 9th Annual Graduation Exercise held on Sunday last, the Meten-Meer-Zorg Islamic Academy celebrated the 100 per cent pass rate of its students who had sat the 2018 National Grade Six Assessment.Head-teacher of the school, Brother Hasib Azeez, described the performance of the students as commendable. Delivering a report on the school’s performance, he said the school has been growing from strength to strength as it continues to promote good morals and values.He said the goal of the institution is to transform an empty mind into an open mind. He said that this year is the first time the school has achieved a 100 per cent pass rate at NGSA. According to Azeez, 26 per cent of the students who had written the examination have been placed at senior secondary schools in Guyana.Further, he noted that the school’s Parent- Teachers Association (PTA) has also seen 100 percent improvement regarding the attendance of parents at meetings.Besides the historical performance at the Grade Six examinations, Azeez also congratulated the students who had written the Caribbean Secondary EducationThe teachers of the Meten-Meer-Zorg Islamic Academy sharing a moment with Education Minister Nicolette Henry following the graduation exerciseCertificate examination (CSEC) for their stellar performance.Education Minister Nicolette Henry, in delivering the feature address at the graduation ceremony, told the gathering that all the hard work has been worth it.She said Sunday’s graduation was more than the gowns and outfits, but rather the feeling of accomplishment. “It is the awareness that all of your sacrifice and efforts achieved the desired results,” Minister Henry noted.Further, the Education Minister noted that education plays a major role in the growth and progress of a society. She said, “It is one of the key components that can make or break a culture’s advancement. If citizens of a society are educated, they can provide significant contributions in the fields of arts, literature, science, technology, oil and others, and help establish a well-rounded and stimulating community.”Henry congratulated all of the graduates on their achievement, and reminded that Guyana welcomes progress in all forms, since it indicates growth as individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole.Meanwhile, Region 3 Vice-Chairman Ayube Inshan urged the graduates that, as they continue on their path, they should embrace good values, morals and principles.Regional Chairman Dennis Jaikaran said although the students must be congratulated, the parents, teachers and guardians must also be congratulated for their support and hard work.Delivering the Charge to the graduates was Sister Zohorah Singh, who advised the children that they should not let the excitement of success and youth make them forget the Creator. She asked that they use their talents not only for personal gain, but for the development of the world.The school’s top student at this year’s NGSA was Zackiea Ali, who secured a place at Queen’s College, while the top student for the school at CSEC was Kaecia Winter. The school also awarded students from all of the classes who performed exceptionally at the school’s internal examinations. Those who participated in the Spelling Bee Competition and Science Quiz were also recognised during the function.
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