President underscores his education vision
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Underscoring his message of equal access to education for all, His Excellency, President David Granger spoke on youth development on International Youth Day, on Monday, August 12, 2019.
“I feel that education is going to help to open people’s eyes to the need for equality. It’s not just about getting a certificate, but having that certificate, having that qualification, you will be able to compete on an equal basis with children from other regions,” he said.
During Emancipation Day celebrations at No.53/Union Village, East Berbice-Corentyne, the Head of State stated that the anticipated revenues from the imminent oil production will be used ensure education is free from nursery to university.
The president assured that education and employment are important and that equality in education should ensure that all Guyanese children are entitled to the same benefits from the Government.
The Head of State, in his push for greater youth development, has indicated that making education more accessible throughout Guyana has been a commitment that has become reality over the last four years.
“There was a time when Hinterland education was the stepchild of the education system, but it is part of our policy to take education to the students to the communities rather than have the students come to the towns,” he explained.
Ranging from additional dormitories to house students, to new school buildings, 21st-century smart classrooms and educational reform, the Coalition Government has made known its seriousness in ensuring that each child is afforded a good education so that they will benefit from the good life.
“My mission is to have a first-class secondary school in every region, in every capital town,” the Head of State said.
The government of Guyana has invested record amounts into the education sector with 2019 budgetary allocated of $52.2Billion.
The theme for International Youth Day 2019 ‘Transforming Education”. The purpose of the day is to draw greater focus to the social, cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.