... Attendance and punctuality show commitment
Today, the Ministry of Education held its annual Attendance and Punctuality Award Ceremony at the St. Joseph’s High School.
The Ministry in an effort to highlight the importance of punctuality and regular attendance at school has presented awards to 3,543 students from 72 schools in Georgetown. There are 91 schools in the city, however only 72 schools have recorded more than a 95% in the attendance rates for the 2015/2016 academic year.
The Commission of Inquiry set up to examine the state of the Education System has heard from the people of thirty communities in Barima-Waini –Region 1, over three days of consultations in the Region; Schools in Lower Mazaruni—Region 7; and Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs).
...Parents could face criminal charges or fined for child’s unexcused absences.
The Ministry of Education wishes to remind parents and guardians of the importance of ensuring that children attend school regularly and that it is their duty to help their children receive the best possible opportunity for an education.
On Friday, September 16, the Ministry of Education held its annual Rally to highlight the achievements and challenges, while hailing the contributions of the numerous stakeholders in education.
--From ‘Bottom-house Kindergarten’ to modern learning facilities
--Guyana to be featured in the Caribbean ‘Best Practice Guide’ for Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education is critical to the development of children as it is the time during which children build self-esteem, learn the importance of his/her name, friends, and things, learn to communicate, and build a foundation for lifelong learning. It was on September 13, 1976 that the Government of Guyana officially launched the Guyana Nursery Education Programme with the aim of providing each child the opportunity to a good foundation in education.
On Friday, September 2, 2016, Head teachers, teachers, parents, officials from the Region 7 Department of Education from several schools in the Region had their say as the Inquiry into the education system continues.
-- priority given to eligible applicants currently serving in the system, Riverain and Hinterland Regions and critical subject areas
The Cyril Potter College of Education—CPCE wishes to inform the public that it is currently interviewing prospective students for the 2016-2017 intake.
CPCE continues to attract large number of applicants. This year CPCE received more than 1,847 applications for its programmes: Associate Degree in Education (Two Years); Associate Degree in Education (One Year); and, Trained Teachers Certificate (Three Years).
For 50 years now UNESCO has declared and spearheaded the celebration of World Literacy Day on September 8 of every year.
UNESCO has also provided a definition of Literacy, which definition lends to an understanding of what literacy is and what purpose the declaration and observance of such a day is intended to serve. The definition clearly outlines that literacy is: "the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying context".
In Guyana, every year the month of September is celebrated as Education Month. On each of these occasions a particular theme is chosen to guide the month of activities. Last year, the theme was: “Quality Educational Leadership: Improving Schools From Within”. That theme focused on the delivery of education and the role of the human resource element with specific reference to Leadership. Managing the schools was its focus, with the delivery of quality education as its objective.
I wish to extend greetings to all stakeholders on this most significant day in the education month calendar- International Literacy Day. We at the Ministry of Education are determined to raise the literacy standards. It is against this background, we have designed a plan of action with four strategic outcomes, namely: