[www.inewsguyana.com] – After fire destroyed a wing of L’Aventure Secondary School, Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara in September last year, Government set about its rebuilding, and yesterday the new wing which was constructed to the tune of $37.4M was commissioned.
After the fire, the 700 students were being housed at Mr. Komal Singh’s property in order to continue their studies as the new wing was being constructed.
Education Minister, Priya Manickchand highlighted that the growth of the school is testimony to the enormous success in the education sector over the past two decades.
She reiterated that while a lot more needs to be done in the education sector, there are significant improvements; in fact as it relates to physical infrastructure and placement of secondary age students, the country is less than four years away from achieving universal secondary education, which means that every child throughout the length and breadth of Guyana will have access to a secondary school.
It was noted that there will also be a pilot programme which will be implemented at eight schools, aimed at introducing to students the use of technology and will see every Grade Seven child receiving an electronic device, a Tablet. [Extracted and modified from GINA]