More than 160,000 school children across the country will now receive a $4000 uniform and school supplies voucher to assist with the purchasing of school supplies and uniforms.
The Ministry of Education’s programme was launched in Region Five (Mahaica – Berbice) last Friday by Minister of Education Priya Manickchand.
The vouchers can be redeemed at stores across the country. It cannot be redeemed for cash but must purchase what it is intended for. Vouchers can be uplifted at schools on dates and times provided by individual schools.
During Minister Manickchand’s visit to Region Five on Friday, vouchers were distributed at the No. 8 Primary, Abary Primary, Mahaicony Primary and Nursery, Dora Point Nursery, Gordon Table Primary, Mora Point Primary, Karamat Primary, Mortice Primary and Nursery, Strathcapmbell Primary and Nursery, Perth Nursery, West End Nursery, Biaboo Primary and District No. 10 Nursery and Primary Schools.
At these locations, 573 vouchers were distributed to primary school students while 160 pupils at the nursery level received vouchers.
The PPP/C government increased the voucher from $2000 to $4000, representing a 100% increase.
In brief remarks, Minister Manickchand told parents who were present to receive the vouchers, that she is pleased that they can get some financial assistance.
She said at a time when the world and the country are confronting a pandemic the vouchers are going to be extremely helpful.