[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Education has announced the reopening of the East Street Nursery School, Georgetown following a $38M upgrade.
This announcement comes at a time when Parent/Teacher Associations across the country are protesting the dilapidated condition of public schools in their areas and the unsatisfactory conditions under which students are forced to work.
East Street Nursery School was reopened yesterday (Monday September 16) in keeping with a promise made by the Ministry of Education. The children and parents, who are certainly happy to have the newly constructed building was however forced to wait two weeks after the official commencement of the 2013-2014 academic school year.
The Ministry has however expressed appreciation to the teachers, parents and guardians for their patience and understanding. The Ministry is encouraging all students and teachers to make full use of the new facilities.
Meanwhile, the Parent/Teacher Association of the St. Agnes Primary School is calling on the Education Ministry to make immediately available suitable accommodations for their children, who currently occupy a space at the St. Roses Secondary School in an hostile environment.
This is only one of the several protest mounted countryside since the commencement of the new school year by parents. [Kurt Campbell]