Makiyo receives monetary reward
July 29, 2005
Makiyo receives monetary reward

When the secondary school term begins September, Makiyo Fielder will find things a little bit easier. He received $700 Friday, July 15, at the Prime Minister’s residence.

The token was for Makiyo’s efforts in the recent Common Entrance examination. He placed third for Boys, and eighth overall with 98 for Math, and 76 in both General Paper and English.{{more}}

The ceremony was the fulfillment of a promise by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves during a visit to his North Central Windward constituency earlier this year.

Dr. Gonsalves, elected parliamentarian for that area in February 1994, offered $500 to the top student from the constituency and $200 for the best student from any of the five primary schools in the area.

Makiyo topped the list for the Georgetown Primary School and his proud mother Michelle Pompey was with him at the Prime Minister’s residence.

Among the five students rewarded for their efforts was 2005 Primary School’s Calypso Monarch Franeica Glasgow who placed 94th for Girls and 139th overall in the Common Entrance.

Besides receiving money for her cultural accomplishment, Franeica will be $200 better off in preparation for entrance to Secondary School.

She was the top student for the Park Hill Government.

Ijahton Butler placed 34th for Boys and 88th overall. His grades were 83 for Math, 76 in General Paper, and 65 for English. He was the best South Rivers student.

Butler, nephew of West Indies player Deighton Butler, had a word of encouragement for youngsters who failed their recent tests to continue to work hard.

Krystal Jacobs also received $200. She was the best Pamelus Burke student, located at Byera. Her father Peter Jacobs was there to express solidarity. Kyrstal had grades of 73: General Paper, 71: Math, and 61: English. She placed 118th for Girls and 184th overall.

Alicia Williams won the award for Colonarie Primary with grades of 77 for Math, 52 for English and 51 in General Paper. She placed 243rd for Girls and 392nd overall.