$96M in upgrades for Port Kaituma Schools
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 14, 2019
Students hailing from the Matarkai Sub-District are set to receive a tremendous education boost through a $96M rehabilitation of two major schools in the Region. The schools that will benefit from a first of its kind rehabilitation are Port Kaituma Primary and Secondary in the Barima-Waini Region.
This was announced by Director-General (DG) of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon in his post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday. Harmon said Cabinet has noted the $53.6M upgrade to the primary school.
Port Kaituma Secondary School, which has also benefited from internet connectivity through the Ministry of Public Telecommunications’ National Data Management Authority, is slated to receive $42.5M rehabilitative works.
A burning issue at the school has been the infrastructure and facilities. The school’s dormitory houses children coming from other areas of the North-West and the rehabilitation of the facilities is seen as timely.
The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Education, has been investing heavily in education since taking office in 2015.
Other projects being executed in the education sector include the $23M extension of Leonora Primary and a new block for the Region 3 school.