Newly accredited High Commissioners pay courtesy calls on Education Minister

(October 11, 2018) – Today, Hon. Nicolette Henry, Minister of Education was paid a courtesy call by His Excellency Alhaji Hassan Jika Ardo, Non-Resident High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where discussions about bilateral relations for the two countries with specific reference to education were had.

Prior to his engagement with Minister Henry the High Commissioner who is on his first visit to Guyana presented his letters of credence to President David Granger on Wednesday.

The High Commissioner said that over the years many Nigerians would have benefitted immensely in Guyana and he believes that there is an opportunity for both countries to strengthen their relations.

Minister Henry thanked the High Commissioner for acknowledging the importance of education and said that greater partnership can be formalised in the field of education, not only in the form of academics but also to facilitate cultural exchange programs.

The team that accompanied the Nigerian High Commissioner included First Secretary/Head of Chancery, Mr. Tahiru Mustapha Haruna, Ms. Rekia Amedu, Mr. Olawale John Isajimi and Mr. Onoja Onoja.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel John Nchimbi, Non-Resident High Commissioner (Designate) for the United Republic of Tanzania also paid a courtesy call on Minister Henry at her office to extend his country’s hand of cooperation to Guyana and its education sector.

During the discussion, High Commissioner Nchimbi said that education is one of the most important sectors since it facilitates further development.

Minister Henry noted that there are a lot of opportunities for learning on both sides not only academically but regarding how people exist and socialise in society. Both parties committed to collaborating and cooperating in the future in areas of mutual interest.