Schools still out of furniture ahead of New Academic Year


By Royan Abrams

As students prepare to begin the 2016/2017 Academic Year tomorrow (September 5, 2016), several schools in Region Six (East Berbice –Corentyne) are still awaiting furniture to accommodate the number of students enrolled at their institution.


News Room was told that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) awarded contracts to various contractors three months ago to provide the furniture, however, some failed to meet the deadline.


According to the Regional Chairman, David Armongan measures will be put in place to ensure the delinquent contractors are not awarded contracts to provide furniture in the future.


It was noted that there will be a shortage of furniture at some schools on the Corentyne Coast and in New Amsterdam.


According to information received, the contracts cover furniture for nursery schools, primary schools and furniture for teachers.

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