Renika Anand emerges first GBTI/BRAINCENTRAL Olympiad Champ

Renika Anand emerges first GBTI/BRAINCENTRAL Olympiad Champ

Renika Anand of Marian Academy, Saturday emerged the first GBTI/BrainCentral Math and English Online Olympiad Champ.

Anand was among the top 10 selected after the preliminary round on Thursday.

The others students mainly from Marian and School of the Nations were Peter Abai, Nekacia Clementson, Azalia Fontenelle, Nathan Jackson, Sangeeta Lilman, Dougal Mc Turk, and  Xiao Hui (Julie) Yang.

Lilman and Mc Turk tied for the second position while Jackson and Yang followed closely.

The very confident Anand said her mom encouraged her to sign up for the competition after hearing about it and was coached in the initial stage by her sister.

“I went online and logged in and I found the practice quizzes were very interesting and I found the Mathematics was advanced so rather than doing just what was done in school it was a good way to learn,” Anand said.

She added, “I thank GBTI for encouraging such events and for coordinating with BrainCentral because children I believe are supposed to be exposed to such opportunities it’s going to encourage them and GBTI has done a good job in organizing such a good event.”

Anand won herself a laptop with accessories including a LED Laptop Desk and an Early Savers Gift Voucher while the other participants each received a LED Laptop Desk along with other prizes including a printer, tablets, and GBTI Early Savers Vouchers.

This online competition was a joint initiative by GBTI and BrainCentral and was held in commemoration of Education Month.

GBTI is pleased to have taken a lead position in this initiative as it is aligned with our vision and direction of partnership, innovation and using digital solutions in doing business, while at the same time promoting education and Guyanese talent.

Students are encouraged to sign up and use the BrainCentral Learning platform at

BrainCentral is a convenient, online educational portal for students from Grades 1 to 11. The long term idea is to give students the opportunity to access teaching materials, including quizzes, revision notes and eventually online tutors to help them with their studies.

At the moment, the portal is offering thousands of quizzes at the various grades which students can use as practice.