“The best place to defeat intolerance, division and conflict is in the schools” – Roopnaraine

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Minister of Education with pupils of the Cummings Park Nur, Symbolic cutting of the robbon
Minister of Education with pupils of the Cummings Park Nur, Symbolic cutting of the robbon

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, Minister of Education emphasized the role of parent-teacher collaboration as he commissioned a discrete nursery school – Cummings Park Nursery in Sophia.

According to a release from the Ministry, Roopnaraine said that he hopes that the school has a vibrant Parent Teachers Association (PTA) as it will provide the impetus needed to educate the children, and he anticipates that in the near future, a special secretariat would be set up at the central ministry dedicated to the PTAs.

The Minister also took the opportunity to address the teachers present regarding their role in coaching children to be more tolerant, and more respectful of others,  as this is needed in societies today.

“The best place to defeat intolerance, division and conflict is in the schools,” he emphasized.

In the release, he posited that children in other parts of Guyana, such as the hinterland, are still facing many challenges getting to school on a daily basis. This, he said, has not escaped the attention  of the Government of Guyana.

The new Cummings Park Nursery School was built to accommodate 120 pupils. With the addition this school the total number of discrete nursery schools is now 327, 31 of which are located in the Georgetown District. T

 Minister of Education flanked by staff of Cummings Park Nursery and Department of Education GeorgetownThe school was built at a cost of $30.8 million.

Head teacher of the school, Ms.  Cecile Whyte-Joseph in her remarks, said that in the years prior to September 2015, parents of the community encountered difficulties getting their children to and from school on a daily basis. She said that the deplorable state of the roadways and the distance to get to the nearest nursery school often prevented children from attending school regularly.

3 COMMENTS

  1. DK it’s eating your heart out to see true Guyanese United, if the PPP had a vision they would have been unified now,the HATE and RACIAL discrimination practice by you people is why the government will continue to do what they are doing, how long will you people take to wake up, POLITICIANS are like ticks,and bed bugs,sucking on weak cowards, STOP targeting the Indians who chose to serve Guyana,stop bitching because you will be in opposition for life, the POcket Picking Party was all for itself not accept the reality that these in power is a reflection of the past

  2. “The best place to defeat intolerance, division and conflict is in the schools” – Roopnaraine
    Roop you are wrong::
    You should go into all schools and teach them once you cant beat them you join them.
    Isnt that what you Roopnaries did when you joined PNC?
    Despite knowing what PNC did to Guyanese you still joing them to put power in their hands once more.
    U see Roop the like of you and Naga and Jhaat dem never suffered at the hands and feet of PNC so you now hanging your mouths where PNC gravy leaking.

  3. MR Roopnarine you and Ramjattan are two disgrace to the Great Walter Roodney work….You join the force with the great leader killers (the PNC regime) just to suck up a little power and full your pockets. Obviously you 2 will never come close to the class of Walter Roodney! Since taking office, this crew has done nothing for the Guyanese people…took 9 loans and cannot generate revenue to boost the economy, close clubs early to kill tourism, legalize marijuana in a third world country to create more crimes….study the history of Guyana carefully and notice the Burhnam days are repeating itself all over again!

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