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.
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.
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.