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St. George’s Students waiting to be escorted to classes
Some 300 students of St George’s High School, who are now displaced as a result of the fire that destroyed the building on 20th July last, are now being accommodated at secondary schools in Georgetown, Region Four and Region Three. The remaining 120 students are being accommodated at the South Ruimveldt Secondary.
The Ministry of Education has informed that they are working assiduously to place the remaining students within schools that best serve their immediate needs which is being done in consultation with parents and guardians.
In addition to South Ruimveldt Secondary, learners are being accommodated at West Ruimveldt (19), Freeburg Secondary (23), Kingston Secondary (24), Cummings Lodge Secondary (39), Covent Garden Secondary (38), Vreed-en-hoop Secondary (5), Queenstown Secondary (6), Friendship Secondary (8), St. John’s College (8), Plaisance Secondary (13), Dolphin Secondary (8), Carmel Secondary (2), L’Aventure Secondary (1), Richard Ishmael Secondary (1), Tucville Secondary (22), Annandale Secondary (1), and Golden Grove Secondary (2).
According to the ministry, continuous registration is being done for all learners who have not yet been placed, and will be completed in the shortest possible time to avoid further disruptions.
The ministry assured that its priority is to ensure that all learners from St. George’s High continue to receive all the help they need with alternative arrangements, as plans to have the school rebuilt are still being formulated.
The Guyana Fire Service said the fire was electrical in origin.