Amerindian dialect proposed for Region Nine nursery pupils

Stabroek News
April 23, 2000

A recommendation was made for first-time pupils in Region Nine to be taught the Amerindian dialect following a UNICEF sponsored workshop held last week.

The two-day workshop heard how Amerindian pre-school students communicated at home mostly in their native tongue and found it difficult to come to grips with the English language in their introduction to school life, according to a press release from the information Officer of Region Nine.

Director of National Centre for Education and Resource Development, Dr Clarence Perry, urged that secondary school education be emphasised so as to afford more opportunities for the region's students to go on to higher learning.