The 795 students who performed at the requisite level in the 2023 examinations for their CSEC, CAPE and associate degrees will each be presented with the $500 gift award for their outstanding performance on Feb. 9.
To be eligible for the award, CSEC students must have gained five passes (Grades I to III) including mathematics and English A.
CAPE students must have gained passes (Grades I to V) in at least two 2-unit subjects as well as in the single unit communication studies (or Caribbean studies) in two consecutive years.
Students in the various associate degree programmes must have gained at least a B average.
Teacher education programmes require a GPA of at least 2.75.
The Ministry of Education said on Thursday that 437 students met the criteria for CSEC, 203 for CAPE and 124 in the associate degree programme.
Of the recipients who gained associate degrees and are identified to receive the award from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, 124 are from the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies and the Division of Technical and Vocational Education, and 31 from the Division of Teacher Education.
“Recipients of the award are asked to present themselves at the Villa Campus of the SVGCC at 9 a.m on Feb. 9, 2024 with proof of identity bearing a photograph.
“The Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation acknowledges the invaluable contribution made by its stakeholders and partners to the enterprise of education,” the release said.
“The foregoing is the fulfilment of an obligation to reward all students whose performance meets established standards of excellence,” it further stated.