To provide equitable access to quality education to Guyana’s children, a $28.7 million primary school was commissioned on Tuesday at Swan Village, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, by Education Minister Priya Manickchand, Local Government and Regional Development Minister Nigel Dharamlall and the Regional Democratic Council of Region Four.
The school was officially opened on September 5, 2022, with 109 pupils and six teachers.
Delivering remarks at the ceremony, Minister Manickchand underscored that the Government will continue to deliver on its promises to ensure that all citizens have access to high-quality education in Guyana.
She added that the Ministry is committed to providing equal and equitable educational opportunities for students across Guyana.
“Our commitment to you is that as a Government, we will not only put the money into infrastructure, but we also must make sure we’re monitoring to get results from your children. If you get Yarrowkabra Secondary you must be able to go there and get Grade Ones, Twos and Threes. That is our aim and our commitment to you.”
Meanwhile, Minister Dharamlall highlighted that the Government remains steadfast in its efforts to ensure that all communities are developed adequately with schools and facilities with all of the amenities and utilities.
Acting Regional Education Officer Stembiso Grant said in 2022, investments were made to ensure there is equity and equality in education and promised 2023 would be no different.
Prior to the establishment of this institution, students from the community had to travel to neighbouring schools at Yarrowkabra and Kuru Kuru.
Swan Village Chairman, Fenton Ragunath thanked the Government for its commitment to community development.
Present at the commissioning were Region Four’s Regional Chairman, Daniel Seeram, teachers and pupils of the primary school, and parents.