Consultation on education grant

The Ministry of Education is currently engaging parents and guardians of school age children on the most suitable manner in which the Ministry can issue the $10,000 per child grant that was announced by the government in the 2014 budget.

A release from the Ministry of Education today said that during a visit to the Essequibo Coast, Region Two, Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand engaged parents of 45 schools in nine separate meetings on how the Ministry can best provide the grant to them.   Manickchand explained that the grant will be awarded to every child attending public school in a household even if there are 10 children in that household.

The release said that the Minister sought to consult the gatherings on whether they would prefer to be able to encash a voucher of if they would prefer to be able to purchase goods from accredited stores with the vouchers. The release said that the parents almost unanimously chose to be able to encash their voucher.

Embrace (pic) Education Minister Priya Manickchand reaching to embrace a parent at the Aurora Primary School. (Ministry of Education photo)
Embrace (pic) Education Minister Priya Manickchand reaching to embrace a parent at the Aurora Primary School. (Ministry of Education photo)

Latest in Photos

20160625front

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect: City Constables yesterday preparing for the guard of honour which is to be mounted on Monday when President David Granger is scheduled to address the Mayor and City Council at the iconic City Hall (in the background).

20160625city chambers

City Chamber launches 7th edition of magazine

City Chamber launches 7th edition of magazine: The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Thursdayevening launched its  7th annual edition of the Business Guyana Magazine under the theme `Guyana 1966 using history to project the future.’ At the unveiling ceremony at the Savannah Suite of the Pegasus Hotel, GGCI President Vishnu Doerga made his remarks and Christopher Ram, Lance Hinds and Iman Khan spoke about doing business in Guyana’s past, present and future respectively.

From left are Brinaire Jean; CEO of Food For The Poor (Guyana) Incorporated, Kent Vincent; President David Granger; President and CEO of Food for the Poor’s Florida Office,  Robin Mahfood and Chairman of the Board of Food For The Poor (Guyana) Incorporated, Paul Chan-a-Sue. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

Food for the Poor officials call on President

President David Granger was, today, paid a courtesy call by the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food for the Poor’s Florida Office, Robin Mahfood.

Participants of the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) programme at Hururu Mission, Berbice River (GINA photo)

Hinterland training programme taken to Hururu, Berbice River

The Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) programme has commenced its year-long training programme in Hururu Mission Berbice River, GINA said. The 20 participants, ages from 15 through 35, saw the training as another opportunity to have a more productive life.

Trainers and participants at the training session

Procurement training

Twenty-five public sector officials from Ministries and agencies engaged in public procurement from Guyana and Suriname  benefitted from a five-day training programme in public procurement funded under the CARIFORUM-EU 10th EDF, a press release from Equinoccio said.

Lewis  Hart, a resident of The Palms Geriatric Home charmed First Lady,  Sandra Granger  when she visited the facility to host a special 'spa' exercise for the male residents. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

First Lady treats male residents of Palms to ‘spa’ day

First Lady, Sandra Granger today paid a visit to the men’s dormitory of The Palms Geriatric Home to follow up on a wellness initiative she started with the female residents last month, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.

20160624frontMorerelief

More pumps for Region Five

More pumps for Region Five: Flood-affected residents of Region Five were given additional relief when two new pumps were installed to address the flooding in the communities, GINA said.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: