Reported by Dr. Kumar Mahavir.
A private Hindu College/High School continues to excel academically in Guyana (and perhaps the Caribbean), surpassed only by the long-established (1844), State-funded Queen’s College.
In the recent CSEC [equivalent to London GCE and Cambridge O’ Level] examinations, Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) ranked second in the country in attaining more than 10 Grade Ones.
Queen’s College 45
Bishop’s High 14
The school also ranked second in the country in achieving more than 11 Grade Ones.
Queen’s College 16
Bishop’s High 0
Anna Regina Multi 4
Eighty-three (83) students wrote the exams, consisting of 36 boys and 47 females. In most schools in other parts of the world, boys are generally performing badly when compared to girls.
SVN was established in 2002 by Swami Aksharananda (Dr. Odai Pal Singh, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) who is the founder and principal. The school has a population of about 800 students.
Swami is in the process of building a dormitory for teachers, a kindergarten and a primary school, and in the next three years, a Hindu university.
Donations will be appreciated.
For more information on Saraswati Vidya Niketan at Cornelia Ida, WCD, Guyana, see http://www.svn.edu.gy/news.html