The Ministry of Education has announced that the Government’s Annual School Uniform Voucher distribution has commenced.
In a media release issued earlier today, the Ministry disclosed that it is expected that approximately 150,000 uniform vouchers will be delivered to parents and guardians of children attending public schools in Regions 2,3,4,5,6,10, Bartica, and Georgetown.
Each voucher is valued $2,000, an increase from $1,500 in previous years, and is valid until October 31, 2016.
“Parents are reminded that vouchers are intended to be used for the purchase of school items only and that all vouchers can be redeemed at participating businesses/suppliers, a list of which has been published in the press and is available at the respective schools and Regional Departments of Education”, the statement noted.
A valid form of identification is required to uplift this voucher.
Every child attending a Government school is entitled to uniform assistance under the National Uniform Programme. On the coastland, the Ministry of Education administers the Uniform Voucher Programme, while in Hinterland communities, the assistance is administered by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.
Public schools will be closed for a period of eight weeks from July 11 to September 2, 2016.