Ministry of Education, Guyana

Monday, 19 January 2015 11:31

Region Two to launch truancy campaign

Ms-Baramdai-SeepersaudHead of the Region Two Department of Education, Baramdai Seepersaud, has assured that senior Education officers within Pomeroon/Supenaam will be conducting a truancy campaign in Region Two in an effort to get pupils/ students who are not attending School to do so.

The initiative is geared to have an audience with those parents.
PPP Regional Councillor, Arlene Boyan, informed her fellow councillors that the problem exists in the Pomeroon. Boyan said that children are not attending School, while some have never attended School, especially at Friendship and Aberdeen, in the Lower Pomeroon River.
“When you ask them why they were not going to School, they would tell you that they have to work in the back dam.”
Boyan said that the issue was mentioned to the President while he was in the Region and which subsequently saw some children re-integrated back into the School system but the situation has resurfaced.
Meanwhile, A Partnership for National Unity Councillor, Linda Duncan, mentioned that students who attend the Pomona Secondary School, on the Essequibo Coast, are seen purchasing drugs from a house at Riverstown during school hours.
Duncan is appealing to the relevant authorities to address the issues since students are involved.

Source: Kaieteur News

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