With oil and gas investments education will only grow

DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 24, 2020

Minister of Social Cohesion, Hon. Dr. George Norton has reminded the young people of Guyana that the administration will continue to invest heavily in their development, especially, as it pertains to education.

Addressing the gathering at the opening of the first-ever Youth Village on Friday Minister Norton stated: “We have crafted programmes specially designed to prepare our youths as entrepreneurs. We intend to ensure that no young Guyanese lacks the capacity to create work for themselves. In addition to our many skill training programmes, we also fashioned the Youth Innovative Programme, which assists annually with funding for business start-ups.”

On entering office in 2015 to present the administration has been continuously working to improve the delivery of education.  From the commissioning of smart classrooms, and laboratories, the construction of new schools and the development of effective learning programmes to the distribution of math and literacy kits, as well as robotic kits at the primary and secondary levels the sector has benefitted from massive investment.

Minister Norton also assured that with the advent of Guyana’s oil and gas sector the delivery in terms of education will flourish.

“With the new fortune on the horizon, and I refer to oil and gas, our investment in youth empowerment and development will only grow,” he affirmed.

Further, the Social Cohesion Minister emphasised the importance of making the right decisions to ensure that future generations benefit from our resources and to ensure Guyana stays on an upward trajectory.

The Youth Village is a part of the Department of Social Cohesion’s calendar of events for the 50th Golden Jubilee celebration under the theme: Guyana Together: Reflect, Celebrate, Transform.

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