President Ali meets Guyana’s top CAPE performer, urges him to “stay focused”

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President Dr Irfaan Ali met with Guyana’s top CAPE performer, Queen’s College student, Bhedesh Persaud

President Dr Irfaan Ali met with Guyana’s top Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) performer, Queen’s College student, Bhedesh Persaud, on Tuesday at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown  

Persaud secured 14 grade ones and one grade three. 

The young scholar told the President that he wants to further his studies in the engineering field, and said that upon the completion of his tertiary education, he intends to contribute to the development of Guyana. 

President Ali congratulated him on his performance and urged him to enjoy the moment, bask in his achievements and to, stay focused and move forward. 

Director of Projects at the Office of the President, Marcia Nadir-Sharma was also at the meeting. 

The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that Persaud is no stranger to top performance, excelling in 2020 at Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and in 2021 in his first year doing CAPE. 

He said it is a humbling feeling to know his hard work continues to pay dividends throughout the years. The young man said he aspires to venture into the engineering field. 

“I really love the principles upon which engineering is built which are using knowledge to help solve problems, and advance humanity. In terms of civil engineering, I think it is the branch of engineering that would help me to have the biggest impact,” the young man shared.


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