Education on the right path – Min. Henry

DPI, Guyana, Friday, August 2, 2019

After the successful completion of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), two El Paso Primary School students were awarded Mahdia Secondary School. This serves as a testament that the government’s investment in the education sector, over the past four years, has been productive.

More importantly, both students are beneficiaries of the President’s 5B’s initiative – free Buses, Boats, Bicycles, Books and Breakfast.

Region 8 has been awarded the most improved region at this year’s NGSA. Alluding to this, Education Minister, Hon. Dr. Nicolette Henry said this was a result of deliberate interventions by the ministry because every child deserves a quality education.

The minister made these remarks on Friday at a community meeting in El Paso, Potaro-Siparuni. The community meeting followed a government outreach held in Mahdia earlier on Friday.

“What we do here as a government is to come and to meet and to connect to the people. It is part of what we said we were going to do as a government – to ensure that we work with communities, to have dialogue so that we can improve your lives,” Minister Henry assured. 

With the understanding of the important role that education plays in a nation’s development, the government has taken the bold and necessary step, since assuming office, to continue investing heavily in the sector.