Education Ministry hands-over new vehicles to the Adult Education Association and Regional SEN Diagnostic Centre
The Adult Education Association of Guyana and the Regional Special Education Needs/Disability Diagnostic and Treatment Centre received two new vehicles from the Ministry of Education to aid in their operations.
The keys to the vehicles were handed over today by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Alfred King. He said that the provision of the two vehicles is part of the Ministry completing its 2019 Capital programme.
Mr. King said equipping the institutions with the vehicles will improve the services that they offer. He also said both institutions allow their students the opportunity to get the foundation necessary so that they can move on to higher levels of learning.
The Permanent Secretary noted that the Adult Education Association has been doing a marvellous job at providing students who missed out on a formal secondary education a chance to recover by teaching them various life skills.
Regarding the Regional Special Education Needs/Disability Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Mr. King said that the centre is relatively new and has been a meaningful addition to the Ministry. He said that the centre can diagnose individual students who have learning challenges and administer treatment and therapy to ensure learning takes place.
The Executive Director of the Adult Education Association of Guyana, Mrs. Patricia David following the handing-over exercise said that the vehicle will assist the office in carrying out its duties and also facilitate the movement of the management team to centres in outlying communities.
The Coordinator of the Regional Special Education Needs/Disability Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Mr. Keon Cheong noted that the vehicle will help to transport children to the centre so that they can access support and undergo the required therapy sessions while assisting staff to perform their duties.