Abram Zuil Secondary students to be relocated to facility in Johanna Cecelia

Students from the Abram Zuil Secondary School in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) will be relocated to a facility in Johanna Cecelia. This decision was made in consultation with parents, who were concerned that their children would not be able to access face-to-face learning.

Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, MP, spearheaded a meeting on Friday, to listen to this and other concerns of parents whose children attend the school, which is currently being reconstructed.

Education Minister, Priya Manickchand, MP addressing parents

“It wasn’t in a place where we could repair a piece and repair another piece, the whole school had to be taken down and that was necessary to be able to serve students who are going to that school, the children from that community,” the Minister said.

Minister Manickchand told the parents that she will be meeting with the contractors to ensure that the project is not delayed. She also related those problems will arise while development is taking place, but only for a short period.

“To make a really fancy facility we have to inconvenience your children… we don’t want to be in a position where we are struggling to find space for an entire school, but it is what it is, and with development will come some level of inconvenience for a short time.”

Some of the parents at the meeting

The Abram Zuil Secondary School is currently under construction since it was in a deplorable state and is not the best environment for learning. The Minister also encouraged parents to get their children vaccinated as it is necessary for their protection and for them to have access to opportunities across the world.