Georgetown June 30 2008:
As reported in Guyana Chronicle:- Eleven-year-old Ridwaan Safi said that he is elated to carry on what has become a family ‘thing’. Like his fellow classmate Arianna, Ridwaan was placed among the country’s top 10 National Grade Six candidates.
Ridwaan, who says that he is aspiring to become a doctor like his father, copped the fifth position with a total of 551 marks. This young man, who seemed lost for words after he was told of his performance, said that he was surprised.
Ridwaan said that he felt as though he was at a disadvantage since he was involved in an accident a few months prior to his preparation for the exams and hadn’t much time for studies. Now with the exams out of the way, Ridwaan said that he is now gearing his mind for two months of relaxation as he was promised a vacation by his parents.
Back in 2006 Ridwaan’s elder brother, Fawwaz, placed third in the country for the final sitting of the Secondary Schools Entrance Examination. Ridwaan added that he also feels very honoured to have his school earn a place in the country’s top 10.