Guyana Oriental College Old Students Association


867 Troy Ave.,

Brooklyn New York, 11203

We are organizing an Alumni Association for our “old school”.

Please contact us if you were a student of Guyana Oriental College.

 Contact Mrs. Penelope Stephens Bascom

Director/ Asst. Secretary (organizing)

 Tel. 347-499-3889


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  • Sheila Matthias (Ula Best)  On 01/11/2013 at 4:01 am

    Attended GOC from 1961-1965.

    • Penelope Stephens Bascom  On 01/18/2014 at 3:55 pm

      Would love to be in contact.
      Penny Stephens

      • Kathleen Gaskin/whitehead  On 01/19/2014 at 12:45 am

        Would love to be in contact with friends from GOC. I don’t remember most of the names but I am hoping that they would remember me.

  • Roy williams  On 05/03/2013 at 9:17 pm

    Roy Williams attending GOC in the early 70″s

  • Randy George  On 05/22/2013 at 10:13 pm

    Randy George:::attended GOC in the 70’s Ran Track

  • Sati Singh  On 05/25/2013 at 2:50 am

    Attended GOC in the 60’s

    • Pete Chand  On 03/06/2014 at 4:07 am

      Hello Sati, Are you of the three kin in attending simultaneously? If you are; we were classmates. Happy to re-connect.

      • P. Sati Singh  On 03/06/2014 at 2:13 pm

        Hi Pete, I attended GOC 65-67 Commercial Class. I am sorry if I mis-led anyone with the name Sati (this is my nick name), My name is Padminee Singh. However, it is still nice to hear from Guyanese Folks. I live in a the US, but the state I live, there are just a few Guyanese.

        Happy Holy (Phagwah)
        P. Sati SIngh

      • Pete Chand  On 03/10/2014 at 8:43 pm

        Hello Sati, no need to apologize. It is great to find that there are former students who are still proud of their association with GOC.
        Holi greetings to you and yours.

      • Shanti  On 10/17/2014 at 5:13 pm

        Hello Pete – are you from Kitty?

      • Pete Chand  On 10/19/2014 at 4:55 pm

        Matter of fact,, I am.. Now residing in Toronto, Canada. How do you do?
        Pleased to re-connect.

  • Cyril Balkaran  On 05/25/2013 at 1:18 pm

    Cyril Balkaran attended GOC in 1961-1964 with Beni Ram, Muni Prashad, Neil Singh, Girija Singh and others. Teacher Jadonauth of New York was our Maths and Hindi teacher then.Glad to know of this long awaited Old Students Association. Best of luck to the Organizing Committee.

    • Pete Chand  On 02/22/2014 at 5:42 pm

      Hey Cyril, Where are You? Wonderful to be able to contact you? I was also in that group with great memories. I have previously searched for Alumni Members – unsuccessfully. This could have been a great tribute to Founder / Principal / Advisor – the late Shruti Kant-Ji. Your Newtown Dost / Bhai.

    • Ganga Persaud KASIDAS  On 04/17/2016 at 12:26 pm

      I was also in this class. Chandra Kant taught me Chemistry and made me a professional clinical biochemist at London university

      • Pete Chand  On 04/28/2016 at 3:07 pm

        Hi Ganga, Great to see you on this site. We were in class together with your brother. I’ve been enquiring of you both from Nirmal, and intended to call.
        I’ll be in touch.

  • STEPHEN PERSAUD  On 05/27/2013 at 12:38 am


    • Ann-Jane Wong  On 05/27/2013 at 3:38 am

      I attended GOC at that time, can’t remember you. Remember r. Jadonauth. Spoke to Mr. Shruti Kant shortly before he died. We were to have lunch next time he was downtown.

    • susanna haniff  On 03/25/2014 at 4:51 pm

      Hi Stephen,

      I went to GOC around the time you went, I am looking for a friend, her name is Rosanna Narain, I think I remember you also. Please send me an e-mail and I will provide more details and I do have more questions. My e-mail addresses are and My previous name was Narain.

      Thank you,


  • Ann-Jane Wong  On 05/27/2013 at 3:35 am

    Hi Ula, not sure if you remember me, Ann Wong. Elizabeth Bunyan and Desiree Humphrey live here in Canada.

  • Shanti (Lall) Pollard  On 05/28/2013 at 12:52 pm

    Hi – I attended from 1965 – 1968 with Shyama Ramcharitar, Margaret Ramlakhan…
    Teachers were Ishmael, Govind.

    • Margaret Ramlogan/Jagarnauth  On 11/05/2014 at 9:47 am

      Hi Shanti,
      The name is Ramlogan, so happy to be reconnected. Would love to be in touch with some of my friends.

      • Shanti  On 11/07/2014 at 6:05 pm

        Hey – so sorry for not spelling your name correctly, but I got almost half correct – must be the “age thing”
        Yes, it would be wonderful to catch up with friends from that period of our lives!

    • janara  On 10/28/2018 at 6:02 am

      Does anyone know John, Desiree or Cecile Rodrigues……….. they were students of GOC.

  • Supriya James  On 10/08/2013 at 2:12 am

    Hello! I am touched to see that you are all making efforts to keep in contact. If he were alive today, my dad, Shruti Kant, would have been delighted to see your posts as he had poured his heart and soul into Guyana Oriental College. Congrats on establishing the Guyana Oriental College Old Students’ Association.
    Supriya (Kant) James

    • Pete Chand  On 03/10/2014 at 8:53 pm

      Hello Supriya, I agree that your Dad would have been very appreciative of the Assoc’. Your mom can also take pride in the memories of the students I hope she is doing well.

      • Rabia Ali  On 02/27/2020 at 1:25 pm

        Hi Everyone: I was a student of GOC also before the fire. Left Guyana 1979.
        The principal – Shruti Kant very wonderful person. I remember the kids – your dad knows Mr Deroop maraj from Coffee Grove very well a friend of mine.
        I am hoping to catch up with my gang from school. Leo, Shireen, Nafiza & Shakeila just a few.

    • Penelope Stephens Bascom  On 12/05/2019 at 9:23 am

      Hi Supriya,
      I know it was a long time since we have spoken.
      I took a break to finish my bachelors and masters in
      Accounting. I am now revitalizing the Goc Alumni with positive response from alumni. Please reconnect with me .
      Penelope Stephen’s Bascom

  • Donna  On 10/10/2013 at 3:54 am

    Hi my name is Donna Hollingsworth(Fraser) attended Gov in 1969,I remember students Bonny Hamilton,Claude Barton,Maurice Simon,StayeJunior,Corrine Gouveia ,Edris Razack to name a few·Mr Skeete was one of my teachers

  • Kathleen Gaskin whitehead  On 10/24/2013 at 6:30 am

    Attended GOC early 60’s to 1965-1966 also attended night classes at the residence on East Street

  • Michael Sue  On 12/03/2013 at 8:49 pm

    I attended GOC in the late 60’s and early 1970 with KP, Ronald Bemaul, Cheryl Alexis, Carol D’aguair, Alicia Wilson, June Bacchus, Joseph Tranquata, Margaret Hinckson, Marcia Gaskins, Lorraine Gaskins, LLewlyn Jonas (Power), Heliger, Cedric Reynolds, Philip Dutchin (Petrucio Degovado) and a whole bunch of wonderful people. Miss them all. Michael Sue

  • Gordon Aubrey Vincent  On 03/31/2014 at 12:00 pm

    I attended GOC in the 60’s.. I remember Kathleen Sharma …would love to contact our friends

  • Gordon Aubrey Vincent  On 03/31/2014 at 12:03 pm

    Shruti Kant was the principal remember Kathleen sharma , Chickee surgrimsingh would love to keep in touch with my class mates.

  • Deborah Bernard  On 05/28/2014 at 5:23 pm

    Hello, I’m so happy to read these different comments from students who attended GOC. I’m maybe the youngest of all, I attended GOC in mid 70s.

    • K. Bobb  On 01/13/2016 at 4:37 pm

      Any member who attended before the fire in 1976.
      Can you recall a few names; Bridget, Loraine, Winifred, Luke, Chefoon.

  • Rasheed  On 06/01/2014 at 7:16 pm

    Hi guy”s I att G.O.C in theending 70s to the 80s in Thomas st then to Kitty after the fire Rasheed Sattaur…….. had lots of friends n some good teachers…. think this site where we can find our old school friends

  • Shanti  On 10/22/2014 at 10:36 am

    Hello GOC Grads – here is a link to some additional former students, with contact information. Hope that you find a friend, two or few!

  • Shanti  On 11/21/2014 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Sati – this is Shanti

    • Pete Chand  On 11/21/2014 at 10:55 pm

      Hello Shanti, Pete here. in Toronto.. hope you are enjoying the refreshing Canadian weather, I am not sure where you are in the USA, But drop me a line via e-mail ( All GOC alumni are welcome,

      • Shanti  On 11/25/2014 at 9:59 am

        Hmmm, refreshing Canadian air is way too cold for a child of the tropics!

      • Shanti  On 12/06/2014 at 12:45 pm

        Pete – looks like your gmail address needs a little tweaking…here’s mine

  • Sati SIngh  On 11/21/2014 at 5:24 pm

    HI nice to hear from you

  • Pete Chand  On 12/27/2014 at 10:10 pm

    A very happy and safe holiday season to all. Times have changed, and Christmas does not seem to have the same “revere” as in the good old days.

    • Padminee Sati Singh  On 12/28/2014 at 1:41 pm

      As we all say goodbye to 2014 let’s be thankful for all the things that we enjoyed in 2014.

      Wishing you all the very best for 2015.

      P.S. Singh

  •  On 02/01/2015 at 6:48 pm

    Hi I just came across this page by surprise, my sister Kamille Persaud a a student here at GOC, I do not see her name.

    • Shanti  On 02/13/2015 at 5:14 pm

      Your sister will need to post some information about herself (names of friends, teachers, year attended etc.) but keep in mind that after posting it becomes public. Then, if anyone looking at the site knows her, they can respond and get in touch with each other.

      Hope that this helps, if not you may send me a note and I will try to help further.

      Have a great day!

  • bachan lall hurry  On 04/26/2015 at 9:36 pm

    hey stephen i remember u good cricketer

  • Ganga Persaud KASIDAS  On 04/17/2016 at 12:23 pm

    Myself and my brother attended GOC during 1961 – 1965! Remembered Jadonauth, Pugno, Skeete, Gunray as teachers..Benny Ram,Neil Singh Boodoo, Sadafals and Muni Prasad we’re classmates

    • Mohabir Singh  On 07/25/2019 at 11:21 pm

      Attended GOC 58-63. Teachers Skeete and Talamar. Looking for Shamsundar Lall and Hardatt Charran. Please contact me if you have info. Thanks.

  • Shanta Haripersaud  On 10/17/2016 at 8:34 pm

    Attended GOC from 1975-1977. Classmates Maria Johnson, Barbara Balman, Donna Bourne,Joan Naraidu, Rachel Ganesh, Roxanne, Wilbur Ming, Sheila Samuels, Suresh Sookram, Ramesh Persaud, Ronald Ect Teachers Narain,
    Govind, Sadafal, Mangroo, Shaw and Kissoon. Anyone who remembers me
    can contact me at sharipe

    • Ganga Kasidas’  On 11/20/2017 at 2:31 pm

      I went to school there and we had two Sadafal brothers, parsrsm Sadafal was the name of one. He had a well lit up bike with a hub generator.

  • ZoriNA  On 11/19/2017 at 3:33 pm

    Hello, Myself and two sisters attended GOC during 1973-76. We were attending with it burnt down. I am Zorina, my sisters were Rehana and Rafaela.
    I remember the Jadonauth family, Mr. Moonsammy, Fazia Mohamed, Anne and Anita Persaud, Esther Ming.

    • G Kasidas  On 11/20/2017 at 2:27 am

      Dear Zorina
      Glad to learn you attended GOC with your sisters. I was a bit earlier than you. I was there 1961 to 1965 and went to Central High School for a rear after. I left Guyana for the Uk in 1968.These were well before your days at GOC. However the teachers were still there. Jaddonaught , mr Moonsamy and Anne Persaud. Gunray taught us maths.
      I guess you and your sisters must have moved on now. I had a lovely time at GOC. Chandra Kant taught us chemistry Annette Persaud literature and English. Jadonaught maths and Hindi.
      Nice to hear from an old GOC student.

      • Pete Chand  On 11/20/2017 at 8:55 pm

        Hello Ganga! I owe you an apology for not maintaining contact after our xchg about a year ago. I hope you are well and that we will resume our exchanges until we can arrange a meeting. Surely we had enjoyable and memorable days in our days in school. Shruti Kant (Principal extraordinaire) , Chandra Kant, & a sister (whose name I don’t remember) Julian Skeete, Moonsammy, Jadoonuath, Annette Persaud etc were dedicated teachers who were proud of their jobs AND of their students.

        Hello Zorina, it is great that you are proud of your association with the school. Ganga & I were in the College a decade before you, but you can sense the brotherhood we cultivated.

        I hope that the memories of all the students be a proud legacy of the Kant family.
        Let us all keep this forum strong..

        Pete Chand.

      • Ganga Kasidas  On 11/21/2017 at 9:19 am

        Dear Pete
        Glad to hear from you after such a long time. All is well with us. We have just returned from Sri Lanka. Going there for a wedding. It is a beautiful country. Will communicate via your email. Regards to all and a big hi to Nirmala.

      • Pete Chand  On 11/23/2017 at 10:49 pm

        Hello Ganga,
        Appreciate your prompt response. All is well here – getting prepped for Winter.

        I was over @ Nirmala’s a week ago, to honour the passing of Nirmal’s sister in Guyana. I will certainly extend your greetings when next I talk to them?

        Look forward to hear from you.

  • Verna lowell  On 07/01/2018 at 12:33 am

    Would like to meet Corrine Gouveia. I attended GOC between 1970 to 1972.

  • David Gangadeen  On 08/01/2019 at 10:52 am

    I went to GOC on the 70s

  • Penelope Stephens Bascom  On 12/05/2019 at 11:12 am

    Hi Supriya,
    I know it was a long time since we have spoken.
    I took a break to finish my bachelors and masters in
    Accounting. I am now revitalizing the Goc Alumni with positive response from alumni. Please reconnect with me .
    Penelope Stephen’s Bascom

  • Penelope Stephens Bascom  On 12/05/2019 at 11:31 am

    The GOC Alumni would like to connect with alumni’s world wide. My information is at the start of the blog.
    Penelope Stephen’s Bascom(70’s)
    Founder member of the GOC ALUMNI Association
    Director/Organizing Secretary

  • Arjune Persaud  On 11/11/2021 at 5:48 pm

    my name is arjune persaud. I attended GOC from 1965 to 1970. I was the head Prefect. I also was taught by Skeete, Gunraj, Jodunath, Govind and others.

  • Neville  On 04/10/2022 at 1:38 am

    Hey, I’m Neville Waldron I attend GOC from 1972 to 1977…would love to connect

  • Neville  On 04/10/2022 at 1:40 am

    Hey, I remember some of my teachers such as Jodnauth, Skeeth, Gunraj, Shaw, wtc.

  • Neville  On 04/10/2022 at 1:43 am

    I was also attending when it burned down….I have great memmories of my high school experience and teachers..Neville

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