Major rehabilitation for Region Seven schools

DPI, GUYANA, Friday, March 16, 2018

Students in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) are poised to receive their education in an environment more conducive to learning. This move comes as several schools in the region are being rehabilitated to ensure pupils have access to a friendly learning environment.

Regional Education Officer of Region Seven, Akbar Chindu.

Regional Education Officer, Akbar Chindu outlined the various interventions to be undertaken, in an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI). Chindu stated that a new Primary School will be constructed in Kamarang at an estimated cost of $26M

Additionally, he said, “We are going to have an extension at the female dormitory at D.C Caesar Fox Secondary. There we are going to have a sanitary block there, and twelve apartments.” The REO also disclosed that there will be “an enclosure at Karrau Creek primary school, that is in lower– Mazaruni and we are going to replace the burnt-out section of the Bartica Secondary School dormitory. There was a section that was destroyed by fire a few years ago but this year we are going to have that completely refurbished.”

Since its election, the government has been actively working to ensure the establishment of ‘child-friendly schools’. These institutions provide students with an environment that is physically safe, emotionally secure and psychologically enabling.

With that in mind, the government has heavily invested in the country’ education system. In this year’s budget, $41.9B was approved for the sector’s development. Region Seven accounted for $1.4B of that amount.

 

By: Isaiah Braithwaite

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