Two new Barbados Exhibition Winners added to the list

The number of exhibition winners for 2016 has risen to two 20 after two students successfully queried their grades.

Harrison College students Mya Mayers and Kristopher-Ross Fields were both unhappy with their initial results and challenged the authorities.

Mayers, who found out she was an exhibition winner last night through one of her friends ,was in disbelief when she saw the Government Information Service update,

“When it finally sunk it, I was very happy,” she said.

Mya Mayers
Mya Mayers

The student had received Grade 1 in all the subjects she wrote, however, she was given a Grade 2 in one subject, as a result of what she believed was a clerical error

“Last year, I queried my grades for Physics and Chemistry and was granted a grade one in Chemistry instead of the two, so I think that the grade was not updated in the system and it was actually my mother who notified the ministry,” the relieved student said, adding that she had worked hard to prepare for the examinations.

Mayers will pursue studies in bio-medical sciences at the University in Canterbury in the United Kingdom, and her goal is to be a clinical scientist.

The new exhibition winner encouraged students across the island to pursue academic excellence and manage their time wisely.

Meanwhile, Fields said after he first saw his results he thought he had missed out on an exhibition until a friend pointed out that he had results which were eligible and advised him to challenge his grades.

Kristopher-Ross Fields
Kristopher-Ross Fields

Having nothing to lose, he said, he did so and was relieved when the marks were adjusted.

“I was kind of worried about school, simply because I don’t like the idea of being in debt before you even begin to work. So I was very happy when I found out I was being provided for financially,” Fields, whose sister was also an exhibition winner three years ago, stated.   

The young man, who is a vocalist in a band,  is planning to study law at the University of the West Indies, but intends to pursue a career in music.

“I want to have the degree, but I want to see where the music takes me,” he said.

Source: (KH)

5 Responses to Two new Barbados Exhibition Winners added to the list

  1. Rosalind Eastmond
    Rosalind Eastmond August 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Congrats .

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  2. Rose Joie
    Rose Joie August 24, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Congratulations !!! Congratulations Kristopher-Ross!! Well done!!! Look our big boy!!!!!! Lawrence T. Gay to the world!!!!

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  3. Rosanna Lewis
    Rosanna Lewis August 24, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Well done. Knowing your potential and not being afraid to challenge decisions have gained you your prosperity. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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  4. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham August 24, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    duncy ppl correcting, scholars , papers, lol, very brave of you to stand up for your rights, i wish more bajans had your balls

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  5. BoboTheClown August 25, 2016 at 8:04 am

    HOW COULD SUCH CARELESSNESS OCCUR? WOW ,IMAGINE SOMEONES CAREER BEING DERAILED BY SOME THING AS CARELESS AS THIS HAPPENING .HEAVEN KNOWS HOW MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN DENIED BEING BARBADOS EXHIBITION WINNERS BY UTTER CARELESSNESS.IT IS A SHAME,IF ONE COULD NOT BRING SOME FORM OF LAW SUIT WHEN SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE HAPPENS.

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