President Granger applauds Banks DIH’s support to education

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, February 13, 2020

“Education was a central feature of the Republic’s pursuit of national development so it, therefore, is fitting that one of the country’s corporate giants has chosen to celebrate the country’s 50th Republic anniversary by making awards to educational institutions.”

This was expressed by His Excellency, David Granger as he thanked Banks DIH Limited for their contributions to Guyana’s technical institutions.

On Thursday evening, the local corporate giant joined the country in celebrating its 50th Republic Anniversary by presenting awards to several technical institutes across the nation.

President Granger told guests at the cocktail reception at the Arthur Chung Conference Center that “Banks-DIH has been pioneer and trailblazer and its support for education is a continuing step in the right direction.”

“The corporate community, more particularly, has a vested interest in supporting education. Investment in education by the private sector helps to promote the public good,” the Head of State expressed.

Guyana has embarked on building an “education nation” which will be characterised by Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) with every child attending and graduating from Primary and Secondary School.  This way, the President said, “the country will have a more highly-educated workforce.”

He noted that “an educated nation will emphasise, also, technical and vocational training, at the post-secondary level, Tech-voc education will aim to ensure that our young people are equipped with employable skills.”

The Head of State reiterated that “education is inseparable from economic development which, in turn, is linked, inextricably, to private enterprise.” As such, he urged other corporate entities to follow suit and invest in the country’s education sector as it will drive social, infrastructural and economic development.

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