School doors reopen today

— students eagerly anticipate a productive school term  

DPI, Guyana, Monday, September 2, 2019

The August vacation has ended and schools across Guyana reopened their doors today. This morning, both students and teachers alike, from as early as 6am, were seen travelling to arrive at their various destinations on time.

Saint Joseph’s High School student, Brittany Quamina is officially a second former. Walking hand-in-hand with her father on her way to school, the teenager was eager to speak with the Department of Public Information (DPI).

“I prepared for school as normal, however, I am very excited and nervous at the same time to attend school today.  I expect to make new friends and to push in a lot of work,” Brittany happily said.

Brimming with laughter, Jamima Ward said her happiness stems from several reasons. “I will be entering Fourth Form; this is my first day at North Georgetown Secondary; I really enjoyed my August vacation and I had fun preparing for my new class.” Jamima ensured to get organised early and is anticipating classes in her favourite subjects Mathematics and Geography.

As students and their parents and guardians continued to stream in schools, DPI caught up with little Donelle Roberts and her grandmother Patricia Blackett, who were both excited to share the moment. “My granddaughter woke up early this morning and had her breakfast. She couldn’t wait to put on her uniform and come out,” the proud granddaughter said, adding that her granddaughter’s teacher must be complimented for exhibiting such professionality. “She has been calling, to find out if the children are prepared and equipped for school,” Blackett explained said.

While most of the students were shy to speak on camera, as they journeyed to school their reaction clearly expressed how eager they are for the new school term to get underway.