Multimillion-dollar hinterland dormitory to be commissioned soon

first_imgThe $186 million Hinterland Student Dormitory located at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, is set for commissioning in early March.The Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry is currently finalising preparations for this monumental occasion. The spanking new facility which is aback the current Hinterland Student Dormitory is the first of its kind for hinterland students who are pursuing tertiary education.The spanking new dormitoryThese include students currently attending the University of Guyana (UG); the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE); the Government Technical Institute (GTI); the Guyana School of Agriculture; Carnegie School of Home Economics; the ER Burrowes School of Art and the Guyana Industrial Training Centre.The 16-apartment facility boasts a male and a female dormitory, with each apartment housing eight students at any given time and a kitchenette, toilet and bath area and also a study area, while the dormitory itself has a cooking area, a library and a play area as well as accommodation for two dormitory supervisors.Administrator Valerie DavidCurrently, several students attending tertiary institutions are housed at the Secondary Student Dormitory, Liliendaal and at the Indigenous Residence in Princes Street.Last year, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock said the Ministry was eagerly awaiting the completion of the facility, since students would be able to advance their education in a more conducive environment.Meanwhile, 55-year-old Retired Head Mistress Valerie David from Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) is the Facility’s Administrator. David is a retired Head Teacher who has given 38 years to the teaching profession.One of the rooms in the dormitoryOver the past 10 years, an estimated 600 students have benefited from hinterland scholarships to attend a number of tertiary institutions in Georgetown.The contractor executing the project is BK International, and it is being supervised by Kalitech Inc, a consultancy firm.last_img read more