Joseph successfully passed 15 subjects, and secured 13 grade ones and two grade twos.
“I’m not going to lie, CXC was very tough, but I just had to keep on studying,” Joseph said. “I studied a lot … have a good memory and understand things easily.” In revealing his approach to preparing for the exams, Joseph said that he focused more on the subjects that he struggled with and never hesitated to ask his teachers for clarification.
Joseph’s father also spoke to his son’s independence, which aided him in his achievements. “I remember talking with him about getting his School Based Assessments (SBAs) finished because he was running behind,” Eric Sr said. “I offered to help him with his SBAs and he said, no, he doesn’t want me or anyone to help him and he was prepared to go to 3 am and he did it.” Joseph Jr added, “I don’t want anybody to give anything to me, I want to earn it myself.”
Joseph Jr is currently finishing high school at Heritage Christian School in Florida, and he maintains aspirations to pursue studies leading to a career in engineering. •