Canje Secondary School gets new Home Economics and PE equipment

─ equipment will improve practical examinations ahead of CSEC Exams

─ Education Ministry to assess and address any other areas of need

─ donates books, bags and other school materials to students at Fyrish Primary School

DPI, Guyana, Friday, February 8, 2019

The Canje Secondary School has been supplied with new Home Economics and Physical Education equipment by the Ministry of Education.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Nicolette Henry handed over the equipment and supplies to the students of the school on Wednesday on a visit. The items were handed over to the students as a part of the minister’s hands-on approach to ensuring that students nationwide are afforded a quality education.

On a visit to the school in late 2018, the teachers and pupils of Canje Secondary expressed their need for Physical Education supplies and various Home Economics equipment to increase the level and quality of well-rounded and all-inclusive education at the school.

“I’m happy to be here again. I remember I was here a few months ago and during that engagement, you indicated to me that there were some things that you wanted for your school. To deliver on that promise that I made a few months ago… I am here today to hand over these items to the students and I trust that good use will be made of it,” Minister Henry said.

Carl Ramsammy, Senior Master and Deputy Headteacher (ag) of the Canje Secondary School told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that he is very grateful to the Ministry of Education and their continued support to the welfare of the students at the school.

“[The Minister] is a woman of action; dedicated and caring, just as she promised, she delivered… we are very grateful. The students will most definitely use these things to develop themselves. This school needed these items for a while now,” Ramsammy said.

Meanwhile, students at the Fyrish Primary School were treated to bags, books and other educational supplies in the ministry’s attempt to revamp the quality of education the students are receiving. She also assessed the situation of the school.

These visits were part of a more extensive outreach to several schools within Regions 5 and 6 over a two-day period undertaken by the minister, Regional Education Officers of both regions as well as other technical staff of the Ministry of Education.

Nateshia Isaacs.

Images: Keno George.

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