Distribution of School Uniform Voucher begins


The Ministry of Education today announced that the Government’s Annual School Uniform Voucher distribution has begun.


The vouchers which were increased from $1,500 to $2,000 this year is valid until October 31, 2016.


The Ministry said it is ready to distribute approximately 150,000 uniform vouchers to parents and guardians of children attending public schools in Regions 2,3,4,5,6,10, Bartica, and Georgetown.


In a statement today, it sought to remind parents that “the vouchers are intended to be used for the purchase of school items only and that all vouchers can be redeemed at participating businesses/suppliers, a list of which has been published in the press and is available at the respective schools and Regional Departments of Education.”


A valid form of identification is required to uplift vouchers.


Every child attending a Government school is entitled to uniform assistance under the National Uniform Programme. On the coastland, the Ministry of Education administers the Uniform Voucher Programme while in Hinterland communities the assistance is administered by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.

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