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President’s College Calls for Attention

By: Gordon Moseley

Twenty five years after it first opened its doors, there are calls for the administration to place much needed attention on President’s College, one of the country’s premiere secondary schools which was the dream of late President Forbes Burnham.

The school began its decline in the early 90’s, some say under the Desmond Hoyte administration. Over the past few years though, that decline not only in the standard of the school but its physical state has worsened.

Old students of the school are now making efforts to raise funds to support several initiatives. The school’s board has been doing its part also.

Education Minister Shaik Baksh said Government will also be playing its part. He noted however that President’s College is not the only school that may be in need of a facelift.

When President’s college was established, it was hoped that it would have served as a school for Guyana’s brightest minds. It has been doing just that.

A few years back, the main dorm at the live in school was totally gutted by fire forcing over 100 students to find alternative cooperation. Supporters of the school believe the standards of the school must be maintained.

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