Region Seven schools gearing up for new academic term

DPI, Guyana, Friday 24 August 2018

Students in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Region Seven will benefit from repairs and improvements to schools, worth $41.4Million, for the new academic term.

According to Region Seven Chairman, Gordon Bradford, most of the works are ongoing and should be completed before school reopens.

Region Seven Chairman, Gordon Bradford

“In the Waramadong area, maintenance of fence is ongoing at the D.C Caesar Fox Secondary and should complete on time of the new academic term… Parts of it had already been completed such as the maintenance of a water trestle, construction of a sanitary block, while the extension of the female dormitory which was awarded should commence soon… Paruima Nursery school has completed from maintenance and a new sanitary block,” the chairman said.

In the Kartabo – Lower Mazaruni River, solar panels and batteries are being installed at Itaballi (HM and teachers’ headquarters), Two Miles primary, St John’s the Baptist and Bartica Learning and Resource Centre which should be completed before the new academic term.

Meanwhile, maintenance is also ongoing at Three Miles secondary, Two Miles and St Anthony’s Annex, Bartica secondary boys/girl’s dormitory and Falmouth.

The government is working tirelessly to ensure the establishment of ‘child-friendly schools’ which provide students with an environment that is physically safe, emotionally secure and psychologically enabling.

In this year’s budget, $41.9Billion was approved for the sector’s development. Region Seven accounted for $1.4Billion of that amount.

By: Kimberley Ferreira

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