Government last year spent $20M on schools and to provide accommodation for teachers that would preclude the need for travelling long distances, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
And Regional Chairman of Region Ten (Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice) Mortimer Mingo said that major renovation work was done on teachers quarters in the region to accommodate trained teachers so that children can have a high quality of education.
Sand Hill and Mount Carmel have newly-constructed teachers quarters while schools were also extended, GINA stated.
According to Mingo, he is happy that the government has been providing the necessary facilities to attract teachers in the communities and is hoping that the children’s grades would improve significantly.
The region’s nine communities, Hururu, Wikki, Calcuni, Great Falls, Malawi, Wiruni, Muritaro, Hittia (Sand Hill), Kimbia and Riversview are benefiting from major developments such as education and quality health care, GINA added.