[www.inewsguyana.com] – President David Granger handed over a laptop complete with a printer, headphones, a DVD writer and a flash drive to Ceion Rollox, who is an 18-year-old visually impaired first year student of the University of Guyana.
Rollox, who resides at Sophia, lost his sight at the age of 14; however this did not prevent him from achieving academic success at the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams through the Guyana Institute for the Blind.
According to the Ministry of the Presidency, he wrote to President Granger seeking assistance to acquire a laptop, which would enable him to use a special software with speech synthesisers as he pursues a Degree in Communications.
The President, while handing over the items, said that as a matter of policy, he is committed to supporting all forms of education.
“We do not regard the loss of sight as an impediment but as an opportunity for you to fulfil your educational objectives by different means,” the President said.