Leader of the Opposition, David Granger says that in an APNU administration, not only would every teacher be given a lap-top computer but teachers would be the best paid public servants in the country.
He made this statement in a meeting that APNU held with executives of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) led by its President Mark Lyte on 23rd December 2014. The meeting was held at the office of the Leader of the Opposition 61 Hadfield Street, Werk en Rust, Georgetown.
A release from APNU said that Granger congratulated Lyte on his election to office.
“Granger took the opportunity to iterate APNU’s commitment to the improvement of the education sector and making Guyana ‘an education nation’. The Leader of the Opposition said that in an APNU administration, not only would every teacher be given a lap-top (computer), but teachers would be the best paid public servants in the country”, the statement said.
The release said that the GTU team briefed representatives of APNU on the state of education in Guyana and the challenges facing the nation’s teachers. The two sides also discussed a range of issues of importance to the education sector. The release said that these included the need for improved facilities, salaries and concessions, better training for teachers, the need for school buses and boats, and the need for more vocational and technical education capacity.
The GTU team included Lyte, Immediate Past President, Colin Bynoe, Vice- President, Lesmeine Collins, General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald, Deputy General Secretary, Jacquelyn Douglas, Regional Vice- President Donnette D’Andrade, and Executive Member Lance Baptiste.
APNU was represented by Granger and his team included, Deputy Chairman of the APNU Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, Shadow Minister Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, Shadow Minister Education, Amna Ally and Communications Director, Mark Archer.