Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 11:02

Top Linden NGSA performers get bicycles

The Bicycles component of the three Bs programme moved to Linden, with 20 students who topped Region Ten at the last NGSA examinations being recipients.
The top students are those who were awarded places at Queen’s College, Bishops’ High, St Stanislaus College and St. Rose’s High School.

Recipients were Erenilda De Souza, Jahiem Joseph, Teanna Croal, Tyrell Davis, Antwan Michael, Danica Wilson, Emily McKenzie, Carl Bovell, Stephanna Wilson, Zabeda Rodrigues, Esan Marciano, Mark Bentick, Zalika Menthis, Karstal McLean, Akelo Bentick, Shemroy Dainty, Arton Tafares, Isaiah Crawford, Chelsea Crawford, Malika Grant and Raheem Rogers.
Altogether 21 students should have received the bicycles.
Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland pledged to donate the additional bicycle to that student, who fortunately was not on hand for the presentation.
Minister of Social Cohesion Amna Ally, who represented first lady Sandra Granger, travelled to the mining Town for the presentation. The event was held at the Region Ten Education Department.
It was attended by Regional Officials including Chairman of Region Ten, Rennis Morian, Education Officials, students, teachers and a few parents. The initiative was applauded by all.
The three Bs programme is an initiative of President David Granger. Since its commencement hundreds of school children across Guyana have benefitted.
In some communities boats were presented, others buses and in some both buses and bicycles.
The President committed on his last birthday, to ensuring that Guyana’s children receive equal access to Education, through free transportation to and from school.
He had earlier noted that it was the challenges faced by many students across Guyana in getting to school, that prompted him to seek ways to alleviate those hardships.
Upon presenting the first boat to Linden earlier this year, the President had alluded to the high rate of school dropouts, across the country, noting that every month some 400 children drop out of school, some never to return again, because their parents could not afford transportation costs.
He had noted that part of the solution to the problem is to provide transportation for those children.
A few weeks ago, a thirty seater school bus was presented by the President to the children of the Coomacka, Maria Elizabeth, Old England and Nottinghamshire communities.


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