Georgetown, Guyana – (September 17, 2019) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, yesterday afternoon, commended 15 students of the Lusignan Primary School, East Coast Demerara, for their outstanding performance in the ‘Lusignan Youth Development Initiative’, at a simple ceremony held in the school’s auditorium.
The First Lady also donated 48 backpacks to the school.
In her address at the ceremony, Mrs. Granger emphasised that “children, once given the opportunity, can achieve anything they put their minds to”.
Meanwhile, Head Mistress, Ms. Michelle Barton reported that 70% of students who wrote the last National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examination gained placements at ‘A’ and ‘B’ graded secondary schools.
“I stand proudly to declare that this initiative of remediation has done well and continues to play a significant role in the lives of our children,” Ms. Barton said.
Parent, Mr. Deon Browne, was appreciative of the venture, noting that enrolling his son, Kemillo Foster, into the remedial class has paid off.
“When he hit Grade Two, we observe that he started doing better in school, he picked up more on his Reading, his Maths and his performance has increased … so I would like to say thank you to Mrs. Sandra Granger. Keep up the good work, we need it and a lot of poor families are benefiting from it,” Mr. Browne said.
Also present at the ceremony, was Education Officer, Primary, Demerara – Mahaica (Region Four), Ms. Shaharazade Atkinson.