By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – As a result of a lack of supplies at the Waramadong Secondary School, most students are dropping out since they cannot complete their School Based Assessments (SBAs).
This is according to Member of Parliament (MP) of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Dawn Hastings. At a press conference on Friday, January 24, Hastings said that the school in the Upper Mazaruni, Region 7 area is in need of trained teachers.
“The school is still overcrowded, it needs upgrading, it has insufficient trained teachers and as a result of that, most of the students tend to drop out when they reach Grade 9 [form 3] all because they find themselves in a situation where when they have SBAs, they have to have equipment, scientific materials, resources which the school cannot offer and so they get frustrated and so they drop out and they go back into the mining fields,” Hastings told reporters.
Hastings also lamented the situation at the Kamarang Hospital, which she noted should be outfitted to treat certain injuries, instead of having to medevac patients to Georgetown.