Today, the Ministries of Local Government & Regional Development and Education commissioned a newly constructed Swan Primary School. The spanking new educational facility is located along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway. The new school will eliminate the long journey that school-aged children of Swan were forced to walk daily to attend school in Kuru Kururu and Yarrowkabra.
Minister Nigel Dharamlall in his brief remarks spoke on the development of Swan through the years, from a squatting area to a developing community. He stated that Swan was among the nine (9) villages along the Soesdyke highway that was visited by President Irfaan Ali when he first took office. Minister Dharamlall said the government of Guyana has been making a lot of investment in the development of Swan, he reassured residents that the government will also continue to support the development of this community. He told pupils of the new Swan Primary school that they can proudly boast of having the newest primary school in Guyana.
Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand in her feature address assured pupils, teachers, parents, and residents that the Government will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the needed support and resources are provided to every community. Minister Manickchand also stated that every single school-aged child would continue to benefit from textbooks, cash grants, uniform vouchers, and school feeding programs under the PPP Government. She expressed her satisfaction that very soon there will be 100% trained teachers in our schools across Guyana for the first time. In closing the Minister urged those in attendance to be good parents by being involved in their child’s school life, ensuring that they are present in school and complete their homework and assignments.
Abbigale Renville, the school’s headmistress (ag) expressed gratitude to the Government of Guyana for the new facility, which she said is more accessible for parents and children of Swan and its environs. The HM further stated that teachers and students can now function in classrooms that are comfortable and conducive to learning.
Also in attendance were Regional Education Officer (ag), Stembiso Grant, Assistant Chief Education Officer (Primary), Mr. Rabindra Singh, Regional Chairman Daniel Seeram, the NDC chairman, and Village Chairman.