New $16M resource centre opened at Kuru Kuru

A new resource centre has been opened at the Kuru Kuru Training Centre on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway and the facility has  a library and  a computer centre, which houses five complete computer systems and additional office space.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony commissioned the centre on Friday,  prior to the graduation ceremony for the 2009-2010 batch of students, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.

The centre is also equipped with tables and chairs so  the students will be comfortable when doing research.

Minister Anthony said that at a later date computer science courses will be introduced as part of the residential Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training (YEST) programme, and more computer systems will eventually be introduced.

This will benefit students of the centre as they will be able to familiarise themselves with technologies and become computer literate.

More workshops and equipment will also be inaugurated for the teachers to further improve their teaching skills, he said.

The construction of the centre, in about six months, was funded by the United Nations Development Pro-gramme (UNDP), through the Enhanced Public Trust, Se-curity and Inclusion (EPTSI) programme and is valued at approximately $16M.

EPTSI is a Government of Guyana and UNDP initiative, which aims to empower youths.

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