Saturday 28 November, 2020

St Augustine MP lauds SEA students' achievements

Photo courtesy St Augustine MP Khadijah Ameen.

Photo courtesy St Augustine MP Khadijah Ameen.

St Augustine MP Khadijah Ameen has congratulated all students receiving SEA results today.

MP Ameen addressed the students of Bamboo Grove Settlement #2 Primary School within her constituency during a brief ceremony in which students and parents sat distanced in the outdoor court yard, collected their results and exited the school.

She reminded the students in her brief remarks that the last pandemic in the world was over 100 years ago and that they were now part of history having written SEA, received results and starting Secondary School during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

She said that having successfully completed this process they should let it be a life lesson to persevere in the face of any obstacles and restrictions.

Ameen acknowledged that it has been a long and trying time for students especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, she was sure to commend parents, some of whom suffered loss of earnings, lost their jobs or suffered in other ways due the COVID-19 lockdown but supported their children throughout their journey.

She said: “This investment in their children’s future will not only benefit their children and themselves as parents but it will help add to the human capital of Trinidad and Tobago.”

She advised students that this was a new step in their lives, and that they must always strive for excellence in all their goals.

The MP also heaped praise on principal Kenneth Samuel, and the teachers, who she said have exemplified to the country and the world at large that they are dedicated to duty and education.

 “Your role as educators is by far one of the most important roles or job occupations in the entire world. It is a role of true human service that cannot be materially compensated.”

In her closing remarks, MP Ameen wished the students all successes in their future endeavours and that they will readily be the new leaders of the future world.

She also made a presentation to the Principal on her visit.

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