Better facilities for ‘tech’ students as GTI gets new $200M building

President Dr. Irfaan Ali (second left), Education Minister Priya Manickchand (left), Mr. Ken Subraj (centre) and othe rmembers of the Subraj family (Photo: News Room/ October 27, 2023)

Mr. Subraj said he isn’t a man of many words and said but asked the Education Ministry and school administration to use the school well.

There are several multipurpose classrooms, a special oil and gas classroom and laboratory, a recreation hall and administrative offices. These facilities are meant to help hundreds of students get much-needed technical training.

President Dr. Irfaan Ali said modern facilities like this centre are necessary to help transform education locally. For him, many more Guyanese need to be trained in technical skills including those required for new and emerging fields like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

The Ken Subraj – Zara Technical training centre (Photo: News Room/ October 27, 2023)

“We have to deal with AI and robotics in an aggressive way.

“… If we don’t incorporate that at this time, we will be playing catch up all the time,” the President said.

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand said Mr. Subraj’s contribution is one that will help get many more Guyanese equipped and capable of contributing to the country’s development.

“That kind of investment in the people of your country or the children of your country could never really be valued.

“… It is immeasurable, the investment you made here,” Manickchand said.

Importantly, she said the Education Ministry is establishing six other new technical training facilities across the country.