Press Release:-Castries, Saint Lucia, Monday 4th September, 2016. In tandem with the reopening of the academic year 2017-2018, the National Student Council wishes to extend congratulations to all students who attained exemplary performance results in their 2016-2017 Common Entrance, Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Education (CAPE) exams, and have begun another chapter in furthering their education, as well as all continuing primary, secondary and tertiary level student who resume school today. We pray that God blesses each and every one with focus, patience and determination to succeed academically in this new academic year.
In light of the students’ national average in the above mentioned examinations, we hope to see extra effort being placed on students’ academic achievement, be it by way of extra lessons after school or revised methods of teaching in the classroom environment. We are pleased that many students showed distinction in their performances this past year, and we urge them to do all they can to maintain this high standard of excellence as they pave their way toward holistic prosperity. We also encourage these students to, not only look out for themselves, but for their peers as well. We believe that collaborative efforts toward achieving excellence in any sphere are essential; that no man is an island and we should strive to help our peers along this path through life.

The National Student Council also wishes to announce the launching of its new campaign, “Bloom Where You Are Planted”. This initiative is geared toward encouraging students to do their best despite their crest; that regardless of the institution students may attend, and whatever stereotypes may be attached, every student has the capacity to thrive in any environment. The program focuses on students entering the first form of secondary education, who may feel the pressure of the new school life they are now being propelled into. Further details on the movement will be released later today to the council’s social media platforms such as Facebook, at “Saint Lucia National Students’ Council”, Instagram, at @nsc.slu, and the council’s website which will, very soon, be operational. We hope that in the process of executing this social media campaign that we can encourage positive use of social media and to drive positive energies to the students as they strive for excellence in all they do this year.
Again, we, the National Student Council, say congratulations to the national student body of this nation, and Godspeed in all of their endeavors this academic year