Cedric Vernon Nunes: A Champion of Education! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cedric Vernon Nunes became Guyana’s Minister of Education in 1961. We followed his progress as best as we could from Sookoo Yard. No one read anything in the Yard. The single radio that was owned by Sookoo was set for two programs only: ‘Indian Hour’ and ‘Creole Meche Meche.’

In 1962, Dr. Cheddi Jagan wanted to set up the University of Guyana in a hurry and C.V. Nunes was the person that was piloting the project. It was a lofty goal but I had little interest in it. They moved me from Vergenoegen to Philadelphia Scots School. My most traumatic time was the transition from slate to exercise books. I could not hold a pencil and write in lines nor could I ‘dip and write’ from the inkwell. I missed the freedom of the slate with the lily as the eraser.

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  • Brian West  On June 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    You made my day, Doc.

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