First graduates from only secondary school in Upper Mazaruni
Stabroek News
July 16, 2004

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Ninety-two students comprised the first batch to graduate from Waramadong Secondary School, the only secondary school in the Upper Mazaruni District and the second one in Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni), according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). And among the graduates were some who wrote as many as eight subjects.

Last week Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Carolyn Rodrigues attended the graduation and informed the school that her ministry, for the first time, will be providing school uniforms to all schools in Regions One, Seven, Eight and Nine, a GINA release stated. Residents will also earn revenue in the process as they will be paid to sew the uniforms.

The minister donated a complete set of home economics equipment to the secondary school, and promised to deliver a printer at a later date.

Rodrigues spent four days in the Upper Mazaruni District engaging residents and captains in discussions on issues related to the district and Amerindian development. Meetings were held with village leaders and villagers in Waramadong, Jawalla, Kako and Warawata, GINA said.

She informed residents that the revision of the Amerindian Act had reached the stage where the recommendations from consultations have been presented to Cabinet for approval. Rodrigues said the Act is expected to be passed in Parliament in October this year, ushering in major opportunities in Amerindian development, GINA noted.