Children need their parents to succeed – Manickchand 


The Ministry of Education’s textbook distribution exercise for Region Three (Essequibo Islands – West Demerara) started on Saturday, at the Dem Amstel Primary school on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD)

The Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand in brief remarks at this school told parents that the academic success of their children depend on the support received at home. She noted that this is highlighted in many instances where parents who displayed a keen interest in their children’s education.

“Any child who is successful, and while you have some exceptions, the majority of them have parents who support them or support them and note I didn’t say rich parents,” she said.

Some of the textbooks distributed on Saturday (Photo: Ministry of Education/ March 5, 2022)

Minister Manickchand further urged parents to not politicise their children’s education.

She reminded parents of their duty to act in the best interest of their child. She underscored that it is important for each child to have their textbooks so they can achieve their full potential.

On Saturday, textbooks were also distributed at the Tuschen and Parika Salem primary schools.

Each primary school pupil in the public system will receive textbooks that cover the core subject areas, Mathematics, English Language, Science and Social Studies.

The Ministry of Education remains committed to ensuring that there is equitable access to educational resources to every pupil across Guyana. (Modified press release from the Ministry of Education) 

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