Students of St Joseph's Convent POS, Lakshmi Girls win President's Medal for CAPE

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 18:00

Raquel Le Blanc of St Joseph Convent, Port-of-Spain and Priya Maharaj of Lakshmi Girls' Hindu College have won the President's Medal this year. 

The announcement was made this afternoon at the Ministry of Education.

In making the announcement, Education Minister Anthony Garcia expressed his concern that girls outperformed boys in CAPE and that the scholarships were mostly won by science students. 

A total of 389 scholarships have been awarded to CAPE students.

Minister Garcia says Cabinet is considering putting a cap on quantity of scholarships awarded to certain subject areas to encourage more scholarships in other areas.

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