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|Permanent Secretary, Mr. Alfred King and Mr. Adrian Singh of Gafsons Industries Limited shake hands with the signed contract documents as the Honourable Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand (centre), Director of NCERD, Ms. Quenita Walrond-Lewis (back right) and CEO of GEO, Dr. Mahender Sharma (back left) look on
The Ministry of Education and Gafsons Industries Limited signed a contract on Monday for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of solar photovoltaic systems at the Guyana Learning Channel facilities located in Aishalton and Karasabai in Region Nine.
The project is expected to cost some $49 million.
Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand said that the project aims to provide students in the two communities the same opportunities that learners along the coast have, which is access to learning resources not only in schools but through the distance education platforms the Guyana Learning Channel and EdYou FM.
The minister emphasised that it is important for the project to be completed within the agreed timeline given the service it would be facilitating.
Sales and Marketing Manager of Gafsons Industries Limited, Mr. Adrian Singh, said that the company is happy to be awarded the contract and to be a part of such an important project in the education of young people.