Come next year, Education Minister, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine said that there will be a continued commitment to improving the administration of the education sector in more efficient ways.
He said that there will be focus on the oversight of the 11 education districts as well as setting benchmarks for the dozens of private schools countrywide.
Dr. Roopnaraine said that some of the key objectives of the upcoming year will be to improve teacher training in keeping with priority areas for education; increase instructional time for students; improve upon monitoring and evaluation; better supervision of capital projects; and enhancing the internal efficiency of the ministry.
If true quality and quality assurance at the tertiary level is to be attained, then quality must first begin at the foundational primary and secondary school levels. This is according to President David Granger, who said as much when he delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of the 13th annual conference of the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE) at the National Cultural Centre last Tuesday evening.
The government is set to launch the One Laptop per Teacher initiative, the successor to the One Laptop per Family distribution programme. The launch ceremony is slated to be held today at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) campus, Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara.