“STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE” – Maj. Gen. (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS


Address on the occasion of Mae’s High School 15th Graduation and 16th Anniversary

By    Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS

On July 12, 2013 –  At the Georgetown Club

Salutary and Congratulatory

Retired Major General Joseph Singh

Retired Major General Joseph Singh

Chairperson, Founder – Mrs Mayfield Rodrigues,  Mr  Trevor Rodrigues, the  Director of the High School, Administrator, Assistant Administrators  and Staff, Parents and Guardians, Invitees and Graduands of this 15th graduation ceremony, I wish to thank the Founder, Mrs Mayfield Rodrigues and High School Director Ms Onya Sam for having invited me to this event and also to deliver this address.  I take the opportunity to congratulate Founder – Mrs Mayfield Rodrigues, on her vision and on her courage and commitment in following up her initial founding of a small Play Group in 1992 with a Kindergarten, a Primary School and then the establishment of the Secondary School in 1997.   

That year (1997), was the year when President Cheddi Jagan passed away and there was uncertainty and speculation as to what will follow. To decide to set up private institution- Mae’s Schools, that comprised a playgroup, and nursery, primary and secondary school levels, took a lot of courage. Mrs Rodrigues’ efforts did not go un-noticed and in 2001 she was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Caribbean Entrepreneur of the Year Award Programme.

I am sure that all those students who have attended and graduated from this High School are the better for it in terms of their academic competence and in their ethics and value systems inculcated at home and at school. I note that we have on the part-time staff someone who attended this school, went on to qualify at the tertiary level, and who continues to contribute to her alma mater. I refer to Ms Julia Kanhai who teaches English on a part time basis.

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  • de castro  On July 14, 2013 at 1:28 am

    When corruption is endemic in a society “change” comes with “revolution”
    revolution of thinking by peaceful protesting…..ghandi and mandella an example
    of how “change” occurs. What is happening in Egypt is also interesting to
    observe but as some would suggest it can send the wrong signals …
    Peoples protests can be used to remove democratically elected governments.
    I will reflect and recall some British history here…..
    King Charles 1st said his power came from God
    Cromwell the prime minister said his power came from the people
    The king lost his head literally (beheaded) for blasphemy
    Cromwell became reclusive after signing the kings death warrant.

    George w Bush signed the death warrants of many Inmates on death
    row…..a more recent barbaric act….history has a way of repeating itself.

    Guyana and Guyanese must learn from the mistakes in history by not repeating
    them…long live Guyana and its peoples

    Kamptan the kabacka Forbes Linden Samson Burnham is also part of Guyana’s history that teaches fools

  • de castro  On July 14, 2013 at 1:32 am

    May the souls of cheddi and forbes RIP
    The good that men do should live afta dem
    The bad should be interred with their bones
    So let it be wid Guyana’s Caesars.

    Kamptan William S re-written

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On July 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Excellent advice for our young high school graduates!

  • de castro  On July 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you Rosaliene…..think they know this already…they are the future
    ….we are but memories of yesterday…..yesteryear.

  • de castro  On July 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Salud !

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