Texila American University (TAU) honoured the country’s top two students at the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.
During the ceremony held at the Private Sector Commission boardroom, top students Zamina Rasheed and Yogeeta Persaud of the Anna Regina Multilateral
Zamina Rasheed receiving her award from Texila American University International Relations Manager Ashok Kumar
School were presented with cash incentives of GY $80,000 and GY $50,000 respectively and certificates of excellence from the university by its International Relations Manger Ashok Kumar.
Kumar said the students have made Guyana proud, and as part of the university cial responsibilities programmes, it is their pleasure to honour the students for their hard work. He urged the students to stay focus on achieving their goals, wishing them well in their future endeavours. He added that the local students enrolling at the university benefits from a favourable education package.
PSC Chairman Ronald Webster added that the university has done a commendable job by honouring the students. “Giving incentives for hard work of the girls will help them to use it to further develop their education… they can use it to purchase books,” said Webster.
The chairman added that the university helps to build the knowledge base of the country and too often the best students leave. “The university helps with knowledge exchange and building with foreign students interacting with the local students… it also adds to the country’s revenue base by bringing revenues from the foreign students’ body.”
Both Zamina Rasheed and Yogeeta Persaud thanked the university for the awards, noting that that they will be spending the money on purchasing books. Zamina Rasheed and Yogeeta Persaud secured 19 and 18 grade ones respectively at the recent CSEC examinations.
Meanwhile, Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) President Kit Nascimento emphasised the importance of education to the country.
Yogeeta Persaud and Zamina Rasheed (front row) with THAG President Kit Nascimento (left), PSC Chairman Ronald Webster and Texila American University International Relations Manager Ashok Kumar
“Adding significantly to education are always welcomed and supported by the Private Sector Commission… For a country to move forward, there is a need to have a well-trained work force… in relation to tourism, it touches every field.”
TAU is a fully registered university by the National Accreditation Council of Guyana. Additionally, it receives its listing from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which enables its graduates to practise worldwide, including the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.