160 work-study students to be at 24 agencies in Region Two
June 12, 2004
Some 160 secondary school students are to be attached to 24 agencies in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) in two phases of a work study programme commencing later this month.
Programme co-ordinator, District Education Officer (Secondary) Denis Jaikaran said that since the inception of work-study in Region Two this is the largest batch of participating students.
The first phase of the attachment will be from June 28 to July 30, while the second phase will run from August 3 to September 3.
An orientation seminar for the students with representatives of the agencies will be held on June 25 starting at 9 am at Johanna Cecelia Community High School. A final debriefing assembly is slated for September 9 at 9.00 am at Anna Regina Secondary School.
At the seminar, Cherrilene Baxter-Dennis, Senior Educa-tion Officer (work-study) will deliver the main address.
Jaikaran said the students were selected by the secondary schools while placement was done by a team from the seven secondary schools in the region.
This year, he noted, the Department of Education did not dictate the placement of students, so the schools had an opportunity to be more involved.
Among the 24 agencies involved in this year's work-study programme are the Region Two Regional Democratic Council and the Neighbourhood Democratic Council; Anna Regina Town Council; the Suddie and Charity hospitals; health centres; Caricom Rice Mills; private mechanical workshops, the Department of Education, Guyana Rice Development Board, and NARI plant nursery at Charity.