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Awards recognise top students

Education Minister Eva Lawler today presented awards recognising Territory students who achieved outstanding results in their 2016 studies.

 Ms Lawler said the NT Board of Studies awards recognised top scoring students from across the Territory in primary, middle and secondary years.

“A total of 62 students, 57 in Darwin and five in Alice, have been honoured for their academic excellence in 2016,” Ms Lawler said.

This included the top 20 achievers in the NT Certificate of Education and Training.

“More than 100 Territory students achieved an ATAR score of more than 90, which puts them in the top 10 per cent of students across Australia.”

In 2016, 1399 Year 12 students completed their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)–a record number in the history of the NTCET.

“These are excellent results and reflect the quality and dedication of our educators and are a positive reflection on our schools here in the NT.

“But our schools have been making do with less in recent years and we want to turn that around.

“We are investing an additional $124 million into schools across the Territory targeting the areas of greatest need to boost educational outcomes.

“Our package includes $20 million in additional funding a year which will go directly to government schools to give schools the capacity to hire more staff and the funding certainty to offer longer-term positions.”

The annual presentations take place in both Darwin and Alice Springs to recognise the tremendous work by students and acknowledge the educators and families who have helped them excel.

 Media Contact: FRED McCUE 0427 584 040