The Daily Herald writes about the fact that twenty-four pupils of Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) graduated Saturday during a ceremony held at Saba University School of Medicine in The Bottom. A total of 15 pupils graduated at the academic level, seven pupils on MBO- level and two pupils graduated on prolevel. Of the 24 pupils, 15 were actually present to accept their brand-new diplomas; the others were handed out to a representative.
This year was the fi rst in which pupils graduated under the new “10-10-10” rules, meeting Dutch requirements. SCS is also looking into ways to implement the Council for American Private Education CAPE programme into their curriculum to better prepare pupils for their studies abroad. Graduation Day started Saturday around 4:00pm with a great number of attendants. First, Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Commissioner of Education Chris Johnson set the tone with speeches, after which pupils gave a singing performance. After this the diplomas were handed out individually to each of the pupils or their representatives. The day ended with a buffet during which everyone could get a bite to eat and wind down with a glass of wine and, of course, lemonade for the children.