Parents must not pay for school supplies
Guyana Chronicle
December 12, 2001

The Ministry of Education, according to a Guyana Chronicle article dated December 7, 2001 titled: "Education Ministry provides basic school supplies-Permanent secretary Ally" has clearly stated that the Ministry provides for school supplies, therefore parents should not be pressed into buying or paying for school material.

It means, therefore, that schools have money to purchase the necessary materials they need and should not exploit parents. Instead they should manage their finances properly.

The Ministry of Education has been working assiduously to improve the standard of education and the education system in the country through the Secondary School Reform Project and with the help of international organisations such as the Organisation of American States (OAS), The Primary Education Improvement Programme (PEIP) and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB).
Meschelle Johnson.