My digital life: Peter Murray

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Educational facilities to be rehabilitated nationwide

first_img– special needs school for West DemeraraTo further boost Guyana’s education sector, several schools across the country will be rehabilitated to ensure children have a better learning environment.Minister of State Joseph Harmon recently announced that Cabinet has approved funds and awarded contracts for some school to be revamped, and a new one to be constructed.Minister of State Joseph HarmonAfter a survey was conducted in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Minister Harmon said it was discovered that “there are many children with disabilities across the region that were in need of special skills training.”  As a result, Cabinet has awarded some GY$27 million to SNK construction services to build a special needs school at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara. The school will cater for skills training, and entail a disability-friendly physical structure, essential for children with special needs. According to the Department of Public Information, this project was awarded under the Communities Ministry.Under the Education Ministry, Cabinet has approved US$134,000 for the reconstruction of St Rose’s High School in Georgetown. The contract was awarded to Bynoe-Wiltshire partnership, Minister Harmon noted.The Bina Hill Institute of Learning, located in the Annai District, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) will soon have a new female dorm, the Minister said. Cabinet had granted a total GY$36 million to BK International Inc for the construction of the first female dormitory. This contract under the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry caters for two dormitories.However, this will be the first to be constructed. The institute houses approximately 100 male and female students equally.last_img read more