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President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that 95 percent of Amerindian children could not dream of a secondary education when the ruling People’s Progress Party/Civic took office in October 1992.But this is a claim that has been dismissed as “fictitious” by Amerindian Parliamentarian, Dr George Norton.  At the opening of the fourth conference of the National Toshaos Council, Jagdeo spoke about the lack of access to secondary education in the context of the general gap in development between communities on the coast and Amerindian communities in the hinterland. He said the geographic location of hinterland communities has been used as an excuse for the lack of development but that his government has been trying to change this,Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic, including access to secondary education.In 1992,Wholesale Hockey Jerseys 2018, he said the only hope of 95 per cent of Amerindian children was to go to Primary School “and that was the end of it; they couldn’t dream beyond primary school.”However,Alex Iwobi Arsenal Jersey UK, he said the government has significantly changed that because of strong commitment to do so.He said that secondary education is now accessible and while in the past tertiary education might have been a dream with little hope of realization, he referred to a large number of Amerindians who now access tertiary education “with the hundreds we have at the University of Guyana.”Jagdeo also made reference to the estimated 70 Amerindian students studying overseas, and Amerindians now at the Teachers’ Training College.He said that this has been done because of the philosophy that “every child in this country matters.”But Dr Norton, who represents the main opposition People’s National Congress/Reform in Parliament, said that when he was a student at Queen’s College,NHL Jerseys Authentic, Amerindian students were listed as contemporaries of late President Forbes Burnham, legal luminary Fred Wills and neurosurgeon Dr Walter Ramsahoye.“I’ve been through Queen’s College, and we were much more than the five per cent the President is talking about. It is either the president is uninformed or he is misinformed,Supply Cheap Jerseys,” said Norton.He said that as way back as 1968,Cheap Authentic Jerseys Online, there were 72 hinterland scholarship students.
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