Distribution of Uniform Vouchers to commence on July 1

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Hon. Priya Manickchand at Karamat Nursery School, Mahaicony Creek[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Education has announced that preparations for the 2014 distribution of uniform vouchers are well on the way and distribution should commence soon.

Distribution of 165,000 vouchers to the various Departments of Education in Regions: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and Georgetown have begun. Parents, guardians and secondary schools students with a National Identification Card will be able to start uplifting vouchers from July 1.

Every child attending a Government school is entitled to uniform assistance under the National Uniform Programme. On the coastland, that assistance is administered by the Ministry of Education and given by way of voucher that is used to make purchases at accredited stores.

In the Hinterland the program is administered by the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs and the assistance takes the form of actually providing fabric that is sewn by various women’s groups in the villages.

A complete list of vendors where vouchers are redeemable will be posted at the Regional Education Offices and at every school. Vendors who have indicated an interest in redeeming vouchers are advised to be ready and are encouraged to make their prices competitive.

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