Gov’t draws nexus between criticisms of Education Sector and acts to harm students’ performance

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Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. [Shaan Mohamed Photo]
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. [Shaan Mohamed Photo]
The government believes that there is nexus between the opposition’s criticisms of the education sector and the refusal of the NDCs under their control to prepare several schools for the beginning of the new academic year.

This position was ventilated today, Wednesday September 4 by the government’s chief spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon who noted that in addition to not preparing the schools for re-opening, damages were done at some 30 schools, mainly along the East Coast of Demerara.

Dr. Luncheon said given the evidence of unkempt school compounds and the destruction which greeted the students on Monday last, cabinet is of the view that the insincerity of those who expressed concerns about bad performances and then contributed to interventions that would impair students’ performances is now exposed.

He said for cabinet the case has been made; and the question being asked now is who benefits from these negative acts.

Dr. Luncheon said it is now the parents and students whose voices will have to be heard.

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