“Embrace the world of Innovation, Education” – PM Nagamootoo tells Tutorial High graduates

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is performing the functions of president, today charged graduates of the Tutorial High School to move out into the world and embrace everything it has to offer.

The Prime Minister was delivering remarks at the school’s annual graduation and prize giving exercise.

“Whatever you choose in life for in your career, it must be a path to excellence, to greater achievement. There is no room in the world to be left behind,” he said.

According to the Prime Minister, the world is moving rapidly in this age of technology and science. He said the world is not “moving as it used to in a linear way, but is moving exponentially.”

“You are moving in the age of innovation that our generation could not have even dreamt of. You are now being given that opportunity to enter into that new world.”

The Prime Minister reminded that Guyana stands on the cusp of a new economy, with the upcoming oil and gas resources. He said it is a national blessing “that this country will become rich.” In that regard, he urged the students to reach out and grab hold of the opportunities.

“You have to be prepared for it. You have to enter into the field of science and technology to become the next petroleum scientist, to become the new environmentalist, to become the new technicians. You have to be prepared for this new economy… I want to tell you that I am proud of you and I want you to go forward into the world with greater confidence knowing that you are better educated, more integrated in your knowledge that we could have ever been.”

The institution’s acting principal David Sam said there have been improved performances at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). The school entered 137 students in the examination for 27 subject areas. An analysis of the results shows 100 per cent passes in Agriculture Science, Family Resources and Management, Spanish and Food and Nutrition and Health; 50 per cent passes in Biology; 97 passes in Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM); 79 per cent passes in English Language; 89 per cent in Human and Social Biology; 96 per cent passes in Information Technology and 60 per cent passes in Mathematics among others.

There was 72 per cent overall pass in subjects receiving Grades One to Three, a six per cent increase from 2017. There was a 98 per cent overall pass in subjects receiving Grades One to Four, compared to last year, the principal said.

Alexis Rodney.

Image: Kennyann Bacchus.

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