ECD traffic chaos result in students missing exams

Heavy traffic build up and congestion continues between Ogle and the University of Guyana (UG), where vehicles had to be diverted to the Railway Embankment.

The heavy congestion is as a result of the installation of an arch at the eastern entrance to Georgetown on the Rupert Craig Highway by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

The traffic buildup has caused a great deal of confusion along the Railway Embankment since traffic had to be diverted.

As a result of the congestion many students attending classes at the University of Guyana were affected since they arrived late for their economics exams.

Students attending the Cyril Potter College of Education who were scheduled to write exams today have also been affected.

Also affected were students of the Cummings Lodge Secondary School who were schedule to write their CSEC exams today; many arrived late as a result of the delay in traffic and were locked out of the exams.

Guyana Daily News understands that the affected students have filed complaints with the CSEC exams division in Guyana.

Meanwhile a number of motorists have expressed frustration over the lengthy delay caused by the buildup in traffic. They are of the opinion that the closure should have been done on the weekend or on a holiday.

One Motorist told this news entity that he was stuck in the traffic for almost an hour.

“The vehicles were moving at a snail’s pace one car every five minutes, I think the Ministry should have done the installation on the weekend or on a holiday when students and other road users won’t have been affected.”

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