Community High School

May 27, 2009 at 4:14 am 3 comments

Community High SchoolThis is the Vergenoegen Community High School. Obviously it has been neglected by the Ministry of Education for a very long time but it still functions on a daily basis with a head teacher, several teachers and a registered student population of well over 100. However a recent conversation with a teacher revealed that student attendance was poor and the school’s once active industrial arts and other skills based courses have, regrettably, been scrapped. The school has always been looked down upon as usually it would be the worst performing primary school students who would have to attend it instead of a full-fledged secondary school. The school is located in School Street a stone’s throw away from the Essequibo river which is clearly visible from the upper flat of the building. The school building served as the venue for the annual banquet and dance (promoted by the African Methodist Episcopal Church) which is usually held in late August but which has not been held for some years now.

Imran Khan photo. May 26th 2009

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Entry filed under: Buildings of Vergenoegen, People of Vergenoegen.

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  • 1. Ballfield « Vergenoegen  |  May 27, 2009 at 4:30 am

    […] a sweat out’. The field is in a much better condition these days than in the early 1990s. The Community High School can be seen in the […]

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  • 2. Health Center « Vergenoegen  |  May 27, 2009 at 6:41 am

    […] serves residents of Vergenoegen and neighbouring villages. Though not completely neglected like the Community High School, it has seen better days. It is located, not surprisingly, on Health Center Street next to the Land […]

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  • […] is home to three schools – Vergenoegen Nursery School, Philadelphia Primary School and Vergenoegen Community High School. Most children from the village attend the nursery and primary schools but students who attain […]

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