Hinterland education project launched in Region Nine

-consultations to inform strategic five-year plan

The Ministry of Education this month launched its Hinterland Education Improvement Project (HEIP) in Lethem, Region Nine which kick-started a series of public consultations aimed at informing a five-year action plan.

More than 300 parents, teachers and students from Kumu, Kaicumbay, Arapaima, MocoMoco, Quarrie, Yupukari, Fly Hill, Katoka, Hiawa, St Ignatius, Quatata, Nappi and Parishara assembled on June 9th at the St Ignatius Benab in Lethem for the launching, the ministry said in a press release.

In her address, Education Minister Priya Manickchand underscored government’s commitment to the continuous improvement of the education sector in the hinterland noting that over the last 20 years it had grappled with reducing the disparity that existed between those areas and the coast.

“Last year 15.9 percent of the national budget was spent on education. This year 13 percent has been allocated,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

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/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.