MORE THAN 100 INDIGENOUS STUDENTS NOW HAVE FREE TRANSPORTATION TO SCHOOL

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Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Hon. Sydney Allicock presented a brand new 15 horsepower boat engine to the Ulele Primary School, on Tuesday, which will benefit more than 100 students in Karawab Village, Pomeroon-Supenaam.

“Take good care of it [boat engine], use it for the benefit of education and any other emergency. We need to see better results from this school,” the minister charged the teachers.

During a government outreach programme last year, the Karawab residents had requested an engine. They explained that students had to paddle long distances each day to get to school. Only an engine was required since the school already has a boat.

He also reminded that over the next ten years – Decade of Development – the government will continue to place a heavy focus on education and ensuring that each child has equal access to education regardless of their location.

He reognised that the region has been producing exceptional students countrywide at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) and the Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) and assured that the government will continue to support the students through various programmes.

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