Eleven successful National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) awardees received bursaries from the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB).
A GRDB release said that the students from Regions 2, 3, 5 and 6 are children of rice farmers. The GRDB says it has been awarding successful candidates of the Grade Six examination since its creation in 1995.
General Manager (ag), Guyana Rice Development Board, Allison Peters stated that the awardees were children of key players within the rice industry and it a gesture of the board in recognizing the contributions made over the years, she said.
The Award includes an allowance for five consecutive years to the awardees during their secondary school studies.
“We value the contribution of your parents and guardians over the years, in ensuring that the rice industry continues to record successes in all areas…This is just the beginning of your journey and I implore you to strive for higher heights in your academic success,” Peters said.
The Directors, Management and staff of the Guyana Rice Development Board congratulated the recipients and encouraged them to keep pursuing their academic development.