Two students from St Caimin’s Community School were among more than 200 from the Midwest region who were presented with Certificates of Achievement from the Kemmy Business School in UL.
Jessica Oo, Chetachi Nwarie and the other recipients had qualified by achieving an ‘A’ in the Junior Certificate Higher Level Business Studies.
The awards ceremony was held in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland to recognise excellence in Junior Certificate Business Studies.
Now in its sixth year, the awards are hosted by the Kemmy Business School and were attended by students, their parents, business studies teachers and school principals.
The students represented nearly 50 individual schools from counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.
Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean of the Kemmy Business School, commented, “We are delighted to recognise this fantastic achievement of our young awardees – the region’s top Business Studies students in the Junior Certificate 2017.
“I congratulate all on their wonderful achievement and would also like to pay tribute to the commitment and dedication of their teachers in helping the students achieve such excellence”.
Kemmy Business School in UL is one of Ireland’s leading business schools, with a reputation for quality and employability of graduates.
This event reinforces the relationship between KBS, UL, and the region’s second-level students and their business studies teachers.
Recent years has seen a significant increase in demand for the school’s undergraduate programmes.
Ms Mairead O’Sullivan, from Shannon, is on the national executive of the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) and teaches business studies teacher at Glenstal Abbey School.
Commenting on this year’s awards, Mairead said, “We are delighted to celebrate and recognise such excellence at Junior Certificate level hosted each year by the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, in association with the BSTAI.
“The ceremony is a powerful acknowledgement and endorsement of the students’ hard work in the company of parents and peers. This event is becoming a highlight in the calendar of most schools in the environs”.