Essequibo acquires two new spacious kindergartens – Guyana newsroom

Young children attending Queenstown and Abram Zuil Preschools, which are on the Essequibo Coast in Region 2, now have new buildings to make learning more comfortable and enjoyable.

For decades the children of Queenstown went to the classrooms of a small village office that lacked space. However, it was not an ideal learning space.

Principal of Queenstown Nursery School Telsa John (Photo: Newsroom/3 March 2022)

“As a student, I attended this school in the same building and we thought it was time for us to have a new building,” Queenstown kindergarten principal Telsa said on Thursday. John, to the press room.

She added: “The building we were housed in, it was very crowded and because of COVID we had to bring them in for a day or two a week.”

After some delay, the construction of a new modern building was approved. On Thursday, this new school was put into operation. This school has 61 children – all from Queenstown – and six teachers.

There was a similar situation at the Abram Zuil school. Principal Jacqueline Cole said the school was previously located within the grounds of Abram Zuil Secondary.

Also on Thursday, another modern and spacious kindergarten was put into operation to provide a more comfortable learning space for children.

Education Minister Priya Manickchand, who on Thursday visited several educational institutions along the Essequibo coast, said the commissioning of these two schools was part of efforts to boost the supply of education across the country.

Education Minister Priya Manickchand and learners commission the new Queenstown Nursery School (Picture: Department of Education/3 Mar 2022)

She also announced that the ministry is engaging in several other initiatives to advance education efforts by making it easier for families to support school-going children.

She mentioned that the “Because We Care” cash grant and uniform voucher, which is now worth $30,000, is another initiative. These cash grants are expected to be distributed beginning in June.

The Ministry of Education also distributes all necessary textbooks to primary school children in the region. In a few weeks, all primary school children in the country should receive all the textbooks they need.

The new Abram Zuil kindergarten (Photo: Newsroom/March 3, 2022)

Dora W. Clawson