• 85 successfully complete YEST programme at STC

    The Sophia Training Centre’s (STC) twenty-ninth Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training (YEST) programme began on May 16, 2016 with 105 trainees. The programme ended today with the awarding of certificates to 85 graduands (61 males and 44 females), who, despite challenges pursued their training to the end.news 20161125

  • Comprehensive assessment being done of NOC

    Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry, said that having the right set of staff is the first step towards ensuring that the New Opportunity Corp (NOC) can fulfill its mandate.news 20170203 1

    In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Henry said that staff should be properly trained to ensure that the psychological and social aspects of the students’ welfare are taken care of and not only the remedial aspect.

  • Education Ministry heads in strategy session

    Programme heads from the various departments of the Education Ministry, met to lay out their work plans for 2017.

    The meeting allowed the Education Ministers the opportunity to ensure the education sector is heading in the right direction, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The four -day meeting, which came to a close on Friday at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), Kingston, allowed for collaboration and cooperation among cross-cutting units within the Ministry.news 20161005 2

  • Education Ministry hosts annual Literary Street Fair

    The Ministry of Education, Department of Culture Youth and Sport, today, held its fifth Literary Street Fair on Main Street as part of Guyana’s 47th Republic activities. The fair is aimed at enhancing literacy in Guyana.news 20170217 4

    This is a part of the Ministry’s agenda to promote literacy, and to create public awareness of what is available to help develop literacy skills of children, and the general public at large.

  • Education Ministry’s department heads urged to reflect green activities in workplans

    Programme heads from the various departments of the Education Ministry, met to lay out their work plans for 2017. The meeting allowed the Education Ministers the opportunity to ensure the education sector is heading in the right direction.

    The four -day meeting, which came to a close on Friday at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), Kingston, allowed for collaboration and cooperation among cross-cutting units within the Ministry.news 20161005 2

  • Government launches $50M innovation project for Youths

    In an effort to empower youths with skills and knowledge, the government has launched the Youth Innovation Project of Guyana (YIPoG).news 20170523 4

    The Ministry of Education, through the Department of Culture, Youth, and Sports, will give youths the chance to come up with innovative solutions to address pressing issues and challenges in Guyana.

  • Govt. to initiate process next year for Institute of Creative Arts

    The government, through Minister within the Ministry of Education with responsibility for Culture, Nicolette Henry, will begin the process for establishing an Institute of Creative Arts.

    Henry made this announcement at the launch of the National Drama Festival.news 20161126

  • Henry warns against sharing of porn video in schools

    …ministry to roll out response programme to tackle issue

    Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry, on Tuesday warned city students against engaging in sexual activities in school and also chided those who shared pornographic materials of their colleagues on social media.

  • Logos Hope book fair official opens to Guyanese

    Spreading different culture and making friends all across the globe, Logos Hope officially opened its doors to the people of Guyana, yesterday, to access its wide variety of reading material. The vessel is docked at the

    Guyana National Shipping Wharf, La Penitence, and an entrance fee of $100 is required. It was emphasised that the books are being sold at very affordable prices.news 20161223 1

  • MOE Donates $500,000 towards the Indian Action Committee (IAC) Centenary commemoration activities.

    Today, Hon. Minister Nicolette Henry through the Department of Culture Youth and Sports donated $500,000 to the IAC. This follows the submission of a proposal for support from the Ministry.

    The IAC, a non-Governmental organisation was formed in 2003 to promote and preserve the Guyanese Indian Heritage as part of the Guyanese Multi-Cultural fabric.news 20170203 “Our aim is to ensure that the Indo-Guyanese Culture is not lost while addressing the many issues affecting the Indo-Guyanese population,” says Safiya Gafoor, IAC Executive Member. She further noted that “Ours is a three-tier focus that includes education, culture and social development.

  • MOE partners with GCB for NSSCL

    The Ministry of Education, through the Minister responsible for Culture, Youth and Sports, Nicolette Henry, on Monday handed over a cheque to the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) for the purchase of cricket balls for the National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL), which is in its second year.

  • More youth training centres to be built

    Youths in Regions Three and Four will be benefitting from the construction of two training centres by the end of this year.news 20161005 2

    Minister in the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, Nicolette Henry, said the training centres will be constructed at Dem Amstel and Coldingen. This is one of the many initiatives coming out of the 2017 National Budget geared at developing youths.

  • Music and Sports to be part of schools curriculum

    The Ministry of Education plans to mainstream music and sports into the schools’ curriculum.

    In a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry, said that the strategic plan will promote human development amongst students.

    Henry said that the Ministry is currently in the process of conducting a Commission of Inquiry (COI) based on the information provided by the citizens of Guyana.news 20161005 2

  • Youth Innovation Fund targets Guyana’s creative minds

    The $50m Youth Innovation Fund (YIF) that was introduced in the 2017 National Budget provides for young people who wish to advance their creative ideas in the field of science and technology.

    In a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry, said that the programme aims to harness the creative minds of the youths.news 20161005 2

  • “Aspire, Inspire, to Reach” – Youth Innovation Project of Guyana Launched

    “Youth are important to the development of every country and the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport will spare no pain in ensuring that our youth are educated and trained, and are provided with economic opportunities for their own development, that of their communities, and by extension that of the country,” underscored the Minister within the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, Hon. Nicolette Henry at the inaugural convocation of the Youth Innovation Project of Guyana (YIPoG).news 20170522 8