New nursery school for Hiawa in September-other infrastructure works to boost education delivery in Region 9

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Over forty (40) nursery school students in Hiawa, North Rupununi Region Nine, will turn out to a new school come September.

The new Hiawa Primary School under construction.

The Department of Public Information (DPI) travelled to the community and spoke to the Senior Councillor of the village,  Ian David, who said that the request for  a new building to house the nursery students, was made years ago.

David divulged that the current building, which houses both nursery and primary students, is not conducive for learning, it is cramped and without adequate ventilation. “By looking at the current structure,  you could see that it is too low if you compare it to the new one, it is hot.That is what the children have to go through and it is not fair,” he pointed out.

The community was actively involved in the building’s

Senior Councillor of the village (Hiawa), Ian David.

design and the residents are closely monitoring the project to ensure quality work and timely delivery.

The Senior Councillor explained that “this is the only building that the we had an input in, they came and asked us how we want it and where we want it and so far we are pleased with it.”

The construction of the Hiawa Nursery School started in June and is expected to be completed by August month end, in time for the new school year.

Another nursery school is being constructed in Yurong Paru and annexes and living quarters are being completed at Pai Pang, Baishaidrun, Tabatinga, Sand Creek, Karassabai , Quatata and Annai.

The sum of $91M was allocated in Budget 2017 to the Regional Administration for these works to upgrade the delivery of education in Region Nine.

 

By: Synieka Thorne

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