By Radha Motielall
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Executive Member of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Priya Manickchand has reminded that there is no holiday on for schools.
She made this comment in response to questions about the effect a delayed declaration of the elections final results is having on schooling, particularly in Georgetown.
Many parents are not sending their children to school, in fear that something could go wrong, more so after experiencing some amount of disruption and violence on the night of May 11.
And this absence in school is not restricted to public school only, as one Head Teacher at a private school [nursery and primary] in the Capital related that less than 15 students turned up for classes on Wednesday, May 13.
The expectation is that results would be declared sometime before the end of the week, and so schools will be back to normal come Monday.
However, with a call from the PPP/C now for recount of boxes in all Ten Electoral Districts, the final declaration will be delayed. In view of this, the media asked the PPP/C whether they considered the impact of the delay.
Manickchand said the “PPP would not be causing any disturbances and we can assure you of that”; however she noted, “if you think there are people who are causing disturbances I would recommend that you put your mikes under their faces and ask them why”.
She stressed that it will be Guyana’s children and the Guyanese economy that will be affected by any disturbances. Manickchand said people indeed get afraid when cars are upturned and burn, when people are running through the streets declaring victory and when political parties are doing irresponsible things that are causing their supporters to also do irresponsible things.
She added that the PPP/C has not done any of that. In terms of the effect on CXC/CAPE which is underway, Manickchand said she was told that there was no report of any problem with the hosting of those exams.