Kato Secondary School up and running- MP Bancroft

DPI Guyana, December 5, 2018

The Kato Secondary School located in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) is ‘up and running’ and has a resident population of over 300 students, according to Government Member of Parliament (MP), Rajcoomarie Bancroft during her presentation at the National 2019 Budget Debate today.

Government Member of Parliament (MP) Rajcoomarie Bancroft

The Kato Secondary School caters for students in Kato and surrounding communities in Sub Region One. It was completed three years ago, under the stewardship of the former administration at a cost of almost $1 Billion, but was never commissioned since a number of structural defects had to be remedied by the APNU+AFC Administration before students and teachers could occupy the building.

Bancroft told the National Assembly that in addition to spending more than $100 Million on remedial works on the School, the Coalition government has invested large sums on the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of several schools in the region.

In 2018, a new Primary School was constructed at Itabac and the Regional Administration continues to provide transportation for the students of Sub Region One, who travel by air each term to attend the Mahdia Secondary School.

Of the $2.1 Billion allocated to Region Eight in 2019, $88 Million will be spent on the construction of Information and Communication technology laboratories at Kato and Paramatakoi Primary Schools while the Mahdia and Chenapou primary schools will be extended.

Synieka Thorne

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