Over 300 pupils to benefit from new primary school at Tuschen

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More than 300 pupils will be accommodated at the new Victoria Lily Primary School at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo.

The new 9,000 square feet school boasts 12 classes, an auditorium, a kitchenette and a sanitary block. The school also caters to pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The facility was commissioned on Tuesday by President Dr. Irfaan Ali.

And the President boasted, “Everything you see here, the infrastructure, drains, etc, is for a cost of less than $200 million.”

President Dr. Irfaan Ali, Education Minister Priya Manickchand and other officials joined children for the opening of the new Victoria Lily Primary School at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (Photo: Ministry of Education/ September 5, 2023)

He also noted that the school was built in record time, owed to round-the-clock work of contractors and representatives of both the Housing and Education Ministries. This was necessary because the growing population of the area demanded a new school.

Similarly, new schools will be built in other parts of the region. Dr. Ali said a massive facility will be constructed at Crane to accommodate 1,000 students; another will be built at Nismes for 600 students.

“These are all new housing areas,” the President pointed out, noting that housing development is creating demand for other services.

President Dr. Irfaan Ali, Education Minister Priya Manickchand and other officials joined children for the opening of the new Victoria Lily Primary School at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (Photo: Ministry of Education/ September 5, 2023)

Meanwhile, at Tuschen, the President also announced that a recreational park is being built to complement the new school. This adds to the nearly $4 billion in investment made in the communities of Zeelugt and Tuschen, Dr. Ali said.

President Ali, however, noted that his government is not only keen on building new facilities but also on ensuring that schools are managed better. As such, resources are being directly disbursed to schools.

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