The West Demerara Secondary School (WDSS) recently received a donation of printers, power wash, sport equipment and other items from its Alumni
The presentation was done in the school’s auditorium, where former student Malisa Jeffers did the formal handing over on behalf of the Alumni. The donation includes a power wash, two weeding machines, two printers with accessories, tennis racquets, footballs, volleyballs, and tennis balls among other items to aid the academic and sports programmes.
Headteacher of the school, Mr Harrinarine, was full of praise for the Alumni, and thanked members of the Alumni such as Dr Abdul Latiff Ayube, Chris Thakurpersaud, Terry Sawh and Sandra Persaud.
The headteacher, during the presentation, stated that the school at last year’s CSEC Examination recorded a 95 per cent pass rate of grades 1 to 3 and a 93 per cent matriculation rate, with 100 per cent passes in English and 93 per cent pass in Mathematics.
The school produced 17 top students with eight grade ones and more, with top student Joseph Singh getting 12 ones and 3 twos.
Additionally, Reuben Ally of the West Demerara Secondary top the country in the field of Electronic Technology.
According to Harrinarine, the school’s aim is to produce rounded students, and he noted the success of former student and champion athlete Joana Archer, who is on scholarship in the USA.
He said there is a correlation between attendance and sports, and the donation by the Alumni will enhance various aspects of the school’s programme.
In closing his remarks, he assured all stakeholders that the school would make good use of all support to improve the service of education.