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Jun 11, 2012

2012’s Top P.S.E. student revealed

Rhiki Alegria

This afternoon, the 2012 Primary School Examination (P.S.E.) results were released.  A total of six thousand nine hundred and eighty-three standard six students sat the P.S.E. this year. This number represents a two point four percent increase over the number of test candidates registered in 2011. The P.S.E. assesses achievement of curriculum content and skills in area of Mathematics, English, Social Studies and Science. And each year, recognition is given to the top students. According to the statistics coming from the Ministry of Education, students did the best in Science and Social Studies while Math and English were poor. In 2010, Siian Rancharan of Hummingbird Elementary School got top marks. The bragging rights were then captured by Holy Redeemer R.C. School in Belize City in 2011 when Aliyah Marin studied her way to the top. But Hummingbird has taken back the honor with twelve year old Rhiki Alegria. News Five spoke with Alegria this afternoon where he says he knew he was going to do well, but didn’t expect to top exams.


Rhiki Alegria, Top P.S.E. Student

“I feel very relieved because I have been waiting for the results. I thought I did pretty well but I dint think that I would have made it this far and top the P.S.E. this year.”


Duane Moody

“Was any part of the exams challenging for you?”


Rhiki Alegria

“The only thing that I was shaky on was the English Narrative and Letter Writing because those are kinda challenging to me.”


Duane Moody

“What work did you put into it to get to this point?”


Rhiki Alegria

“I worked very hard from my standard four class up to now and I’ve been trying very hard, studying every weekend and really working hard.”


Duane Moody

“How do you think your classmates would feel about you bringing it home to Hummingbird?”


Rhiki Alegria

“I feel very good and I’ve heard that a lot of them have made it in the top twenty. They really outdid themselves. They really tried hard and really worked. My teacher, Miss Chavarria and my evening school teacher, Miss Wade; they really help me a lot.”


Duane Moody

“What do you think was the key to actually being the top student and the others being part of the top twenty?”


Rhiki Alegria

“Studying. Studying definitely and working hard during class.”


Taking second and third place were Jasmine Betancourt of Bernice Yorke Institute of Learning in Belize City and Ejike Udumii of Solid Rock Christian School in Stann Creek, respectively. We’ll have a comprehensive breakdown of the statistics on Tuesday’s newscast.

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1 Response for “2012’s Top P.S.E. student revealed”

  1. Eye in the Sky says:

    Just try to not get murdered before you turn 21.

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