Abrams Creek teachers benefit from tablet distribution

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 18, 2019

Teachers of the Abrams Creek Primary School in Pomeroon-Supenaam have received several electronic tablets from Minister of Social Cohesion, Hon. Dr. George Norton. The presentation was made during a community engagement on November 17.

“This is only the start; we are awaiting the installation of the ICT hub so the youths here in Abrams Creek will have access to internet services to assist in their schoolwork. However, today we will start by equipping our teachers so they can better prepare their classwork,” Minister Norton said.

The residents of Abrams Creek village in the Pomeroon-Supenaam are now able to access e-government services via the recently installed high-powered satellite dish. A promised fulfilled by Minister of Public Telecommunications, Hon. Catherine Hughes earlier this year.

Pointing to the whopping $52.2Billion that was allocated to the education sector in the 2019 Budget, the minister underscored the fact this sum will address the disparities in the sector between the hinterland and the coast. This, he said, is evidenced in the establishment of smart classrooms, distribution of tablets, the upgrade and construction of schools, availability of scholarships and the provision of free transportation, books and meals.

These measures, the minister said, will help realise the government’s vision of an “educated nation.”

During the interactive session, residents requested a boat and engine to transport the community’s Secondary School students. It was disclosed that currently there is an arrangement with the neighbouring communities to assist however this is not a permanent solution.

Minister Norton committed to partnering with other stakeholders to ensure this request can be met soon. He also donated a quantity of sport gear and equipment.