As part of the Ministry's efforts to strengthen the delivery of education and bring attention to the major issues impacting on same, a number of activities have been planned in observance of Education Month 2016. Annual observances will be held under the theme, “Each Child Matters: Stakeholders Unite for the Enhancement of Education.”
Location – Arthur Chung Conference Centre
The Caribbean Congress of Community Practitioners Executive Committee held it’s second annual three day conference from Thursday 25th August 2016.
The conference was open to participants who are involved in sporting organizations and clubs, churches, feeding and welfare groups, foster parents and orphanages, housing programmes, youth and social development, volunteer groups, theatre arts and music, craft makers and health care groups at the grassroots level.
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger was, today, paid a courtesy call by Guyana’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) top performer, Ms. Fatima Karim and her mother, Mrs. Khadijah Karim at the Office of the First Lady at State House.
Thank you REO for your kind words of introduction. Let me first of all commend the organizers for planning such an event which I consider to be very timely since it is in keeping with the theme for International Youth Day which was celebrated all over the world last Friday August 12.It is good to see so many young people here today coming from several of the islands and villages in this Region to participate in this symposium. My hope is that when you leave here you would have gained something
and that you would be motivated to play your part in helping to make Guyana a safer and better place.
I am pleased to be here today to celebrate under the theme: “The Road to 2030:
Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production,” and Region three theme: “Region Three, striving for the 3” On September 25th 2015, countries across the world adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
International Youth Day was marked at the West Demerara Secondary School today under the theme “Region 3 striving for the 3”. This theme cleverly links directly to the 3 themes of IYD that was observed on Friday 12th August, that is “Eradicating Poverty”; “Achieving Sustainable Consumption” , and “Achieving Sustainable Production.”
The Ministry of Education wishes to confirm that the Chief Education Officer, Olato Sam effective immediately, will no longer be functioning in said capacity as his contract with the Ministry has ended.
In 2016, there was a increase in the number of candidates who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination. The statistics which follow reflect the performance of both public and private school candidates. It must be noted that the private candidates amounted to approximately 35% of the total entries.
In May/June 2016, eight hundred ninety eight (898) candidates from nine (9) Secondary Schools and four (4) Private centres wrote the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination in Guyana.
The Ministry of Education is one of the most diverse Ministries in terms of policy and programmes offered to the Guyanese public. In this regard, the Ministry makes it a matter of importance to promote and encourage the appreciation of all cultures and traditions. This is demonstrated through the hosting of activities to celebrate the customs of our ethnic groups.