institution among three to have received school buses
DPI, Guyana, Monday, June 4, 2018
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock on Saturday, handed over a nineteen-seater bus to the staff and students of the Port Kaituma Secondary School in Matarkai, sub-District, Region One.
The bus is the third such to have been handed over by the minister during an outreach to the Barima-Waini region. Thomas Hills and Santa Rosa schools also benefitted from a bus, each. These vehicles will be used to transport students living in far-flung areas to and from their schools.
Speaking to residents before officially presenting bus, Minister Allicock highlighted the importance the government has placed on ensuring each child, regardless of where they live, has access to quality education.
He said, “We are all in support of this dream, to give the best of education to these young people because if you have a nation that is educated, there is nothing preventing us from being the greatest nation.”
The Minister charged the school’s administration to take full responsibility for management and maintenance of the new vehicles.
The initiative is part of President David Granger’s Five Bs programme, aimed at providing boats, buses, bicycles, breakfast, and books to school children across the country.
By: Synieka Thorne
Images: Tejapul Bridgemohan.
The bus handed over to the Port Kaituma Secondary School.
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock handing over the bus to the Port Kaituma Secondary School.
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