Ministry of Education, Guyana

Friday, 23 August 2019 08:38

Guyana Police Force honours children of Officers’ with Bursaries for performance at NGSA

The Guyana Police Force today honoured 159 students that wrote the 2019 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). The students are all children of officers within the GPF.

Delivering the feature address was Chief Education Officer, Dr. Marcel Hutson who encouraged the students that they must take advantage of every opportunity that will come their way, “Do not let opportunities go away from you, grab it”, he said. news 20190826 3
According to Dr. Hutson, it is timely now to celebrate children since they are a fundamental resource, the human capital that will have the responsibility to further develop Guyana.
He said that no nation can advance purposefully without education. At this juncture, the CEO recognised the inputs of teachers that spend hours to place children in a state of readiness for the success that was celebrated today.
Dr. Hutson reminded the parents that the family is the most basic unit of society and parents have a pivotal role to play in the upbringing of children. He said that parents have a role to provide for their children in every way they can.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leslie James congratulated the students for their exceptional performance.news 20190826 2 He urged both parents and guardians to continue to support their children towards achieving their goals.
He said that the children of today are the flowers of humanity and with the foundation that was set with the NGSA performance, children need to build on that with the necessary support.
Giving an overview of the Bursary Awards was Deputy Commissioner of Police (Administration), Mr. Paul Williams said that to qualify for the bursary, students had to have gained at least 400 marks. He said that the Bursaries were made possible through the Finance Department of the GPF, Police Credit Union, Police Consumers Co-op Society and the Guyana Association of Women Police and key external stakeholders.
Moreover, each child received a haversack containing school supplies all donated by Zara Computer Training Centre.
The top eight performers were Dellon Graham, Daniel Lynch, Vaneeta Bissoon, Lutriena Gravesande, Alyann Adolphus, Gabrielle Heywood, Shabiki George and Darshana Raghubir.

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