Students in line at the St Vincent Community College awaiting their turn to collect their $500 government reward (File Photo)
Press Release
December 9, 2022
Successful CSEC, CAPE and Associate Degree students to receive $500 on Dec 16

The Ministry of Education has announced that on Friday, December 16, 2022, students who sat the 2022 examinations for their CSEC, CAPE and Associate Degrees will be presented with the $500.00 gift award for their outstanding performance.

To be eligible for the award, CSEC students must have gained five passes (Grades I to III) including Mathematics and English A.

CAPE students must have gained passes (Grades I to V) in at least 2 two-Unit subjects as well as in the single Unit Communication Studies (or Caribbean Studies) in two consecutive years.

Students in the various Associate Degree programmes must have gained at least a B average.

Teacher Education Programmes requires a GPA of at least 2.75.

The total number of recipients is seven hundred and thirty-six (736), categorised in the following manner:

CSEC: 306

CAPE: 234

Associate Degrees: 221

Of the recipients who gained Associate Degrees and are identified to receive the award from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, one hundred and seventy (170) are from the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies and the Division of Technical and Vocational Education, and fifty-one (51) from the Division of Teacher Education.

Recipients of the award are asked to present themselves at the Villa Campus of the SVGCC at 9:00 a.m on December 16, 2022, with proof of identity bearing a photograph.

The Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information is currently conducting registration of students for the May/June 2023 CSEC and CAPE examinations and expresses gratitude to all principals and teachers for the critical role which they play in our students’ development.

The Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information also acknowledges the invaluable contribution made by our stakeholders and partners to the enterprise of education.

The foregoing is the fulfillment of an obligation to reward all students whose performance meets established standards of excellence.