Opposition dissatisfied with the current state of President’s College and Multilateral Secondary Schools
The Government has been blamed for President’s College’s current state and also there is the view by some, that because the school was founded by the former President and Founder of the People’s National Congress, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, the Government does not care to see it live up to the original expectations. According to the opposition’s chief whip Amna Ally, the APNU remains concerned over the state of the county’s education system.
The President’s College Act was approved by the National Assembly in 1990 and the school was established for the promotion of excellence in Secondary education. The same Act also vested administrative and governance power in the Board of Governors.
Opposition leader David Granger also expressed disaffection with the state of the school. He said that not only the state of President’s College is an issue, but also the state of the Multilateral Secondary schools.
Just last week, the Partnership called for a Commission of Inquiry into the state of Guyana’s education sector. Granger said that the party has opted to recommend a Commission of Inquiry instead of a bipartisan task force on education, since with the Commission of Inquiry, the Government would be legally bound to implement its recommendations.