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Irregularities in CAPE scholarships?
I wish to congratulate all students who were awarded scholarships from CAPE 2012. They all deserved their awards. I understand that students had to achieve all ‘ones’ in their core subjects and ‘ones’ or ‘twos’ in Communications (Com) and Caribbean Studies (CS) to be eligible for an award.
What I found intriguing, though, is the disregard shown for some high-performing students in the core subjects in the various fields of study. To illustrate: Student A is awarded a scholarship if he obtained three low ‘ones’ in the core subjects and ‘ones’ or ‘twos’ in Com and CS, whereas Student B was not even considered for a scholarship if he obtained very high ‘ones’ in his core subjects and a “one’ and ‘three’ in Com and CS.
Have our administrators in the ministry who are responsible for the awards carried out an injustice to some high-performing students in the various fields of study? Were the criteria adopted for the awards in 2012 well thought-out? Can someone explain? Perhaps Dr Kallicharran may wish to have a look at and comment on this issue. It is not too late to make amends.
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