CARDI extends congratulations to Rajay Reid, a former student of the Guy’s Hill High School in Jamaica for being awarded the top Agriculture Science student for 2021 at the CSEC level. This was announced by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in January. Since 2008, CARDI and CXC have been honouring the Region’s top achieving Agricultural Science student, at the CSEC level.
Rajay is presently at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean pursuing a Bachelor in Business Administration and Financial Management. In the future, Rajay hopes to invest in agriculture as his goal is to become a Financial Consultant. While the support of his family, teachers and friends were pivotal in his success, he believes that participation and engagement were responsible for his success in the exam. Rajay also believes that this renewed investment in agriculture is not just a matter of survival but for the betterment of lives. Many people, both male and female, young and old, are now leaning on smallscale farming as a means of reducing their shortage of food, expenditure and increasing their consumption of quality produce.
He is of the firm belief that while funds are being budgeted towards agriculture every year by governments and organisations, agriculture in the Caribbean region will attract more youth if technology is incorporated. “I believe making agriculture attractive to youth is dependent on the integration of technology in the field as youths are invested in the manipulation and creation of any form of technology.”
This is the second time Guy’s Hill High School has produced the top CSEC Agriculture Science student. The Institute takes the opportunity to congratulate the school’s management and staff for their commitment, support and excellence in teaching.