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As nationwide activities continue in observance of Education Month, the Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) Education Department, on Thursday held a literacy extravaganza as it seeks to get a wider cross-section of the public inevolved in the education process. The event was held at the Fort Wellington Community Park.The activity followed on the heels of a review conducted on students’ examination results in the Region.Students engaging in planned the activities to mark the occasionEducation Officer Sherry Grant-White with responsibility for Primary Schools, and coordinator of the Region’s Education Month activates, noted that the department is not as pleased as it would like to be with the recent examination results.Some teaching aids made from discarded household itemsAlluding to the importance of the activity she said: “It is organised to improve the performances of our pupils in the area of literacy and also to have our stakeholders coming on board to support our mission.”The stakeholders include teachers, parents and the collective community.Education Month is being observed under the theme: Each Child Matters: Stakeholders Unite for the Enhancement of Education”.Education Minister, Rupert Roopnaraine, while delivering the Education Month message recently, emphasised that active stakeholder partnership is what is needed to produce the children that Guyana requires.Meanwhile, Literacy Coordinator in the Region, Adel White pointed out that several activities were already held in observance of Education Month. These include: a coin drive, a costume design competition and a ‘Face the Community’ meeting.The month of actives in Region Five will culminate on October 7, with an awards ceremony while Teacher’s Day will be observed on October 5, the coordinator said. The literacy extravaganza was one of the major activities organised in the Region in observance of Education Month 2016.An exhibition was also staged as part of the Literacy Extravaganza, which featured teaching aids made from discarded household items. “Education is a collaborative effort involving both parent and teacher,” the coordinator advised.