Hussain, Baptiste on top for WSS in CSEC examination
August 23, 2011
Hussain, Baptiste on top for WSS in CSEC examination

The top performers in the CXC Caribbean Secondary School Education Certificate (CSEC)examination for the West St. George Secondary School both have common interests.{{more}} The two teenagers Lisa Hussain and Moriscia Baptiste both share a love of entrepreneurship.

Hussain, the daughter of Lizel and Deonarile Raghu of Arnos Vale, and the top performer in her school, gained nine subjects with six grade ones in English A, Geography, Integrated Science, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business and Social Studies. She received grade two in Math, a grade three in Electronic Documentation Preparation Management and a grade four in Spanish.

Her classmate Moriscia, daughter of Laverne Baptiste and Arnold Leslie of Riley, secured eight subjects. She gained four grade twos in Principles of Business, Information Technology, English A and Social Studies. She received grade threes in Principles of Accounts, Electronic Document Preparation Management, Geography, and Maths.

Both girls spoke fondly of their future ambitions to be businesswomen. Hussain, being inspired by her grandfather, who is also an entrepreneur, stated that she would continue her education at the SVG Community College Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies.

“My long-term goal is to own my own business and come up with something different that nobody else has or see what’s in need in society and provide them with the service,” Hussain said.

Her classmate Baptiste remarked: “I feel there is a great need for business in SVG.”

Both students, however, stated that they felt happy about their grades, adding that, in some cases, they could have done better. Hussain added that she is determined to excel at Spanish and intends to resit that exam.

Baptiste stated that she is proud of herself, but felt a bit disappointed that she did not pass Spanish, another CSEC subject that she wrote. They both said that their parents were proud of them as well.

The girls thanked God for his strength, their family and friends who supported them and their teachers for their support. “I don’t think I would get any other teachers like them, honestly,” Hussain said. Baptiste agreed that her teachers were great, “I thank my teachers; they kept telling me that I have potential.”

They also gave words of advice to upcoming CSEC candidates. Hussain stated that she told her sister that she has to do better than she did. She added that sacrifice is important.

“You gotta sacrifice to get what you want.” Baptiste advised persons to keep their faith and trust in God, as through Him all things are possible. She also encouraged future CSEC students to study hard.