Intelligence test was an embarrassment
Stabroek News
April 12, 2002

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Dear Editor,

Tuesday Evening's Miss Guyana/Universe Intelligence segment was televised on GTV 11.

What passed for an intelligence segment was a disgrace. It was clear to viewers that in answering the questions posed, most of the delegates had problems with delivery, grammar, pronunciation,

sentence construction, redundancy and in some cases no knowledge nor understanding of the questions, not to mention a display of a lack of confidence.

It was an embarrassment to all Guyanese, especially young women. Whatever the criteria for selection to these pageants, young women aspiring to be involved ought to do a self analysis to ascertain whether they have the fundamentals required for participating.

To the present and future franchise holder having twenty entrants is uncalled for. Let us keep the number small, thus enabling effectiveness in assessing entrants' eligibility. There should be a person or group of persons tasked with monitoring and observing

these girls during training and able to advise that those not fulfilling the fundamentals be eliminated before the pageant. It would, to my mind, eliminate the mediocre, avoid the embarrassment and ensure the populace that whoever is selected Miss Guyana will ably represent us at the Miss Universe.

Yours faithfully,

P. Moore