Three top National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) students have received laptops from the People’s National Congress (PNC) in honour of President David Granger’s 73rd birthday.
The three students are, 11-year old Kenneth Edwards from Riversview Village, who topped the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region with 505 marks; 12-year old Angelina Balgobin from Bath Settlement who gained 492 marks and 11-year old Natalia Squires who obtained 515 marks – securing a place at Queen’s College, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement.
Each student was presented with a laptop computer, a printer, a voltage regulator and a $25,000 gift certificate which is redeemable at Austin’s Book Store.
The MOTP said the donation was inspired by President Granger’s passion to educate the nation’s children.
The drive to make education accessible for children across the country was kick-started in 2015 with the launch of the Five B’s (Bus, Bicycle, Boat + Breakfast and Books) programme, when the President celebrated his 70th birthday shortly after taking Office.