99 return from Cuba after years of study : …agronomy, engineering and medical fields covered


THE Cheddi Jagan International Airport was yesterday afternoon transformed to what resembled a red carpet affair as more than seven dozen young Guyanese professionals returned home after studying various disciplines in Cuba.They were welcomed by their parents, children and other relatives who had not seen them in years. Also welcoming the students was Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford.In her comments to the media at the CJIA, the minister noted that the new batch of professionals brings new wealth to Guyana, especially in the field of agriculture and health. 

She posited that the many brilliant minds in agriculture sector especially, will see Guyana being enabled to retain the number one spot in the Region in that regard. She said that the new professionals also bring to the fore new and added skills.
The arrival of the students is the first of three batches, with the other two expected today.

Most of the young people who came yesterday are in the field of agronomy and engineering. There were only four medical students.
It was much anticipation yesterday as hundreds gathered at the airport to witness the arrival of the students and to finally welcome them home. The flight was originally scheduled to touch down at 16:15hrs, but this was delayed until 17: 40hrs.
The students arrived on a Boeing 734 aircraft flight NRN 840.
While some of the students are back home after seven years, there were those who were privileged to travel back home at intervals on holiday.
As the professionals deplaned, they were greeted by the minister and CEO of the CJIA. Yesterday persons flocked the exit pathway of the arrival section of the CJIA and loud cheers erupted as the young professionals exited the Customs area.

Mothers were lifted off their feet by sons, as others were embraced. Some parents wiped a tear or two away.

Speaking with this publication at the airport yesterday too were those who have studied. One young woman said that she was happy to be home after six years and was ready to begin serving her country.
One young man said that he too wished to get down to the business of swerving his country.
One man expressed his thanks to the Government of Guyana for the work it has done and the opportunity given to the young people to fulfill their dreams.
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