The Ministry of Education, Department of Culture Youth and Sport today, hosted its annual observance of Phagwah or Holi.
Phagwah which is ushered in with the burning of Holika, is observed as a national holiday in Guyana and is the Hindu celebration of the spring festival and the dawning of the New Year. The festival was brought to British Guiana by Hindus who arrived as indentured labourers to work on sugar plantations in the early 1840s.
The government has agreed to include relevant information on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy into the public schools’ curriculum.
Yesterday, at a post-Cabinet press briefing, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, said the decision was made at the Ministerial Conference which was held on Tuesday at State House.
With the continuing failing grade at common entrance mathematics by Guyanese students, the STEM Guyana (Science Technology Engineering Math) Project has launched a new mobile app that it hopes will assist in improving the performances of the children.