(EMU) – St. Kitts, December 20, 2016: At the FLOW press conference honouring outstanding academic achievements of the 2016 examinations the Ministry of Education teamed up with the company and other partners such as the Chamber of Industry and Commerce promoting academic excellence but most memorable was the sage advice given to upcoming examinations candidates for 2017.
“Know What You Want and Go After It!” -Orian Stapleton. – Runner up State Scholar (Nevis Sixth From College)
“Live by the Five Ps: Purpose, Passion, Preparation, Persistence and Prayer; you can’t go wrong. – Kamil Wilkin – 2nd Runner up State Scholar (Nevis Sixth Form College)
“Throughout your academic Journey you are going to face challenges; you are going to come across teachers and your personalities may not mesh but you still have to subdue the tensions and look at the overall goal – State Scholar – Hilmon Roberts (Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College)
“Do not procrastinate. Work hard consistently in bits and pieces: you can do it. The work is not overwhelming one you set – Shermel Drew– Awardee Teachers Education Division.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Hon Shawn Richards was pleased with the experiences shared by the awardees for academic excellence. “You have worked hard and attained successes that have secured you a presence at today’s events. Do not ever be content with mere passes; mere getting by; shun mediocrity; hunger for excellence and apply yourself consistently and whole heartedly to the attainment of excellence” the minister stated.
Minister Richards added, “Our nation possesses a remarkable resource; our human resource and that is why we shower such achievements with praise for their arduous efforts and resulting
exemplary academic attainment.
The St. Kitts Marriott has agreed to join with flow to co-sponsor the 30 th Annual Academic Excellence Awards ceremony this year.