By this time next year, students in the Yarrowkabra area along the Linden Soesdyke highway should be preparing to move into their brand new school.
The Education Ministry today signed an $826.7 million contract for the construction of the Yarrowkabra Secondary School.
The contract has been awarded to the BK International company and is fully funded by the Government of Guyana.
On completion, the school will be able to accommodate 600 students.
It will be outfitted with modern amenities and facilities including Information Technology Laboratories, Allied Arts Department and science laboratories.
The Education Ministry today said the project forms part of its vision and strategy to provide modern educational facilities across Guyana.
According to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Alfred King, the construction of the school is aimed towards making education accessible by providing quality educational spaces to all students.
Chief Executive Officer of the contracting company, Brian Tiwari said his company is pleased to be associated with the Ministry to construct the school. He assured that all works will be done in accordance with the required standard and best practices.
The Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry said that the government of Guyana has made a commitment to prioritize education through which the country will develop.
Minister Henry recalled that President Granger has repeatedly spoken about the repositioning of education.
She said that repositioning has been ongoing and two other secondary schools are being constructed at Good Hope, East Coast of Demerara and at Westminster on the West Bank Demerara.
When the Yarrowkabra Secondary school is completed, it is expected to serve students in the Yarowkabra community and other neighbouring communities on the Linden Highway. The construction works will be supervised by VIKAB Engineering Consultants Ltd.