A comprehensive look at the meaning of each BGCSE and BJC grade.

“One Team; One Goal: Pursuing Excellence” was the theme under which students of H. O. Nash Junior High were honoured. Awardees received recognition in categories such as Students of the Year, Principal’s List, Honour Roll, Rising Stars, Precious Gems, Subject Awards, Most Improved, B.J.C. and Pitman Performance Awards. Lion’s Country celebrated over 100 students, boasting of 82 Honour Roll recipients and 11 Principal’s List awardees. The school also celebrated the accomplishment of 14 B.J.C. passes with 5 As, and 32 Pitman passes of which 22 were first class passes. In a brief inspiring presentation, guest speaker, Rev. Diana Francis reminded students of the importance of doing their best.

“Embarking on the Journey Towards Excellence” is the theme under which 51 students of Government High School (GHS) were honoured for outstanding academic achievement. The stats of honour students this year showed a five percent improvement from last year, according to the school’s principal Ms. Eloise B. Whyms. Four students landed a spot on the Principal’s list, while 47 made the Honour Roll.

Among those recognized for scholastic achievement were displaced Abaco students from Patrick J. Bethel High School who were integrated within the GHS community. In a surprise visit, the students’ principal, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson presented them with certificates.

In a brief inspiring presentation, guest speaker, Mr. Leonardis Moss reminded students of the keys to continued success.

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The Bahamas’ Ministry of Education (Moe) has responsibility for more than 50,000 K-12 students in approximately 170 educational institutions in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, which are dispersed over 14 districts in the major islands. Our goal is to increase the graduation rate from 50% to 85% by 2030. The MoE aims to create an educational system that is technologically sound and competitive and that develops the strengths of each child, whether academic or otherwise, towards the maximum contribution that he/she is able to make to the national development of The Bahamas.

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