A 20-year-old university student who topped the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams in 2013 collapsed and died on Sunday while on a medical outreach in Peru.
Guyanese national Yogeeta Persaud of Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast was a former student of the Anna Regina Multilateral.
Persaud was recognised as the Caribbean’s most outstanding student in 2013 after securing grade ones in 18 subjects. She earned the distinction of Most Outstanding Performance at the CSEC 2013.
Her father, Thakur Persaud, confirmed her death to Stabroek News and explained that she collapsed at around 2 pm on Sunday.
The elder Persaud said the family was notified about her passing immediately.
The young woman’s family was also told that she spent the day shadowing a doctor during the outreach, which was organised by Stony Brook University, in New York where she was enrolled.
She had been in Peru for more than a week working alongside others on the outreach.
The 20-year-old was her parents’ only child.
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