Educational facilities to be rehabilitated nationwide- special needs school for West Demerara

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, August 5, 2017

To further boost the Guyana’s education sector several schools across the country will be rehabilitated to ensure children have a better learning environment.

Minister of State Joseph Harmon recently announced, that Cabinet has approved funds and awarded contracts for some school to be revamped, and a new one to be constructed, at a recent Post Cabinet Press Briefing.

Minister of State Joseph Harmon

After a survey was conducted in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Minister Harmon said, it was discovered that “they are many children with disabilities across the region that were in need of special skills training.”  As a result, Cabinet has awarded some GY$27M to SNK construction services to build a special needs school at Schoonord, West Bank of Demerara. The school will cater for skills training, and entail a disability-friendly physical structure, essential for children with special needs. This project was awarded under the Ministry of Communities.

Under the Ministry of Education, Cabinet has approved US$134,000 for the reconstruction of St. Rose’s High School in Georgetown. The contract was awarded to Bynoe-Wiltshire partnership Minister Harmon noted.

The Bina Hill Institute of Learning, located in the Annai District, Region 9 will soon have a new female dorm the Minister of State said. Cabinet had granted a total GY$36M to BK International INC for the construction of the first female dormitory. This contract under the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs caters for two dormitories.

However, this will be the first to be constructed. The institute houses approximately 100 male and female students equally.



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