• Ministry of Education Statement - Moruca Update

    The Ministry of Education (M0E) regrets that a total of eleven (11) teachers of the Moruca sub-district, Region One has tested positive for the Coronavirus as of noon, Friday, June 19, 2020.

  • Ministry of Education Statement - on a post attributed to the Guyana Teachers’ Union.

    The Ministry of Education has noted a panicked, sensational, reckless and potentially dangerous post attributed to the Guyana Teachers’ Union which alleges that a COVID-19 positive student has been placed in the “same environment with staff, students and candidates writing CSEC math today at a Region 6 Secondary School.”

  • Ministry of Education to boost gender and cultural responsiveness with endorsement workshop for SCG Guyana Partnership Compact

    (February 15, 2023) – Over the next two days, senior officers within the Ministry of Education will be engaged in an Endorsement workshop for the implementation of the System Capacity Grant (SCG) Guyana Partnership Compact.

  • Ministry of Education to engage CXC on possible grade changes for students

    The Ministry of Education – Guyana is registering vehemently with the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), its dissatisfaction with the apparent poor grading of students at the 2020 CSEC and CAPE examinations.

  • Ministry of Education to manage teacher benefits

    - In response to complaints by teachers

  • Ministry of Education to manage teacher benefits

    –In response to complaints by teachers

  • Ministry of Education to roll out huge literacy programme

    Literacy among students remains one of the biggest problems plaguing the education sector leading to disparity in academic performance and examination results and Education Minister Priya Manickchand said schools across the nation will soon benefit from enhanced literacy programmes to curb the issue.

  • Ministry of Education's response to an inaccurate statement attributed to opposition member of parliament .

    The Ministry of Education has noted an inaccurate and mischievous statement attributed to Opposition Member of Parliament Sherod Duncan where he alleges that Mr. Fazal Ali was replaced by Ms. Darshini Balac for political reasons.

  • Ministry of Education, Guyana Education Sector Improvement Project (GESIP) Vacancy – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to the hiring of a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer who will be responsible for the overall monitoring and evaluation of the Project.

  • Ministry of Education’s School Grant distribution programme rolled out

    September 15, 2023) - For the first time, teachers will be assisted to prepare and maintain their classrooms as they see fit with greater autonomy by purchasing themselves the janitorial, office and field supplies that they need.

  • Ministry reports high turnout as schools reopen

    As schools reopened yesterday for face-to-face teaching, the Ministry of Education reported that its preliminary data suggest that there was a high turnout at schools. Based on data received from 51 percent of the nursery and primary schools across Guyana, 70 percent of nursery pupils attended school along with 95 percent of teachers being present. At the primary level, 92 percent of teachers were in attendance with 65 percent of their pupils present.

  • Ministry seeking contractors to build & furnish five brand new schools

    Kaieteur News – With $12.4 billion dedicated towards the construction, rehabilitation, extension, and maintenance of educational facilities across the country, the Ministry of Education is seeking contractors to build five brand new secondary schools across the country.

  • Misinformation on teachers and cleaners salaries

    It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Education that misinformation is being peddled in the public domain that there is an intention to cut the salaries of teachers and cleaners.

  • Modern $1.7B secondary school for Karasabai

    STUDENTS in Karasabai and other surrounding communities in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) are set to benefit from a new school and dorm facilities being constructed at the cost of $1.7 billion.

    On Tuesday, a press release from the Ministry of Education related that a contract for the new facility was inked between the Ministry of Education and the contractor, Avinash Contracting in Karasabai.

    Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, along with Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Alfred King; and Assistant Chief Education Officer (ACEO) for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development, Marti DeSouza, travelled to the region to turn the sod for the construction of the school.

    The project, which costs $1.7 billion, should be completed in two years’ time. The designs of the buildings were completed in November 2022 after a series of consultations.

    “The modern school complex is fitted with ten buildings. These include the main teaching block and allied lecturing facilities, modern science laboratory for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centres, combined Home Economics and cafeteria area, teachers’ quarters and an outdoor sitting forecourt,” the release stated.

    Further, it was noted that the facility will be instrumental in providing more educational opportunities for students in the region and will transform the quality of their lives.


    The contract for the project was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Alfred King (seated at right) and an official of the company (Ministry of Education photo)


    Once completed, the facility will house 500 students in the classroom, and 250 students in the dormitories. This means students will no longer have to traverse rough terrain daily to receive an education they rightly deserve. Students from Karasabai and all other neighbouring villages will have the opportunity to pursue a sound secondary education.

    Currently, it was noted that students in the Karasabai subdistrict from communities such as Tiger Pond, Cracrana, Tsushima, Kokshebai and Yurong Paru are currently either not receiving a secondary education or are being educated in primary tops, a secondary department in a primary school.

    Delivering the feature address, Minister Manickchand stated that the construction of the school is one step closer towards achieving universal education in the region. She noted that the school is intended to deliver first-class education to students in Region Nine.

    “We are very certain that once we do that, you will see your children excel,” she said.

    The Education Minister further noted that hinterland education delivery remains a top priority for the Ministry, and, by extension, the Government of Guyana. She highlighted that, for the first time, the Ministry appointed an officer with sole responsibility for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development.

    And ACEO DeSouza added that the development in the education sector is no longer limited to the coastland. He highlighted that the Ministry of Education has been working assiduously to close the gap between the coast and hinterland, and to achieve universal secondary education across the coun


    Meanwhile, Minister Dharamlall, in his remarks, noted that delivering education to the people of Region Nine has always been on the agenda for the People’s Progressive Party Government since it assumed office. He highlighted that, in 1992, there was one secondary school in the region, and it was in St Ignatius which is more than 48 miles away from Karasabi. To date, several secondary schools have been constructed in the region.

    Regional Chairman of Region Nine, Mr Bryan Allicock, stated the construction of the secondary school in Karasabai has been on the agenda and is proud to see the project become a reality. The village Toshao, Elvis Edwards, expressed thanks to the ministers for listening to the needs of the people and delivering on their promise.

    In addition to constructing the Karasabai Secondary School, it was noted that several other schools were being constructed across the country.

    These will be at Hosororo, Kwebana, and Waramuri in Region One (Barima -Waini). The North West Secondary School is currently being rebuilt after it was destroyed by arson.

    In Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam), the Abram’s Zuil Secondary School will be completed soon. Two new schools are being built in Region Three (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara).

    In Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica), the Yarrowkabra Secondary School and the Good Hope Secondary School will be completed. Additionally, the North Ruimveldt Secondary School is being rebuilt in Georgetown with extensions being carried out at the St Winifred’s and the East Ruimveldt Secondary Schools.

    A secondary school will be built in Orealla, Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne). In Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni) there will be a school at Jawalla in the Upper Mazaruni. Finally, in Region Eight (Potaro- Siparuni), the dormitories at Paramakatoi and Kato will be extended.

    At a previous event, Minister Manickchand explained that population growth was, in part, fuelling the construction of more schools. The government’s commitment to improving education access by building more schools is another reason for the forthcoming schools.



  • Modern Languages Unit of Mabaruma Secondary welcomes EDYOU FM workshop

    Team EDYOU FM continues to intensify its efforts in creating and producing educational content for distant learners across Guyana.

  • MOE and GPF sign MOU to enhance the capacity of police instructors

    (June 10, 2022) – The Ministry of Education and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday afternoon signed a Memorandum of Understanding to allow the GPF to access training at the Cyril Potter College of Education for the development and training of police instructors who teach at the Felix Austin Police Training College.

  • MoE begins EMIS training

    (September 13, 2023) - The Ministry of Education has commenced training for its Education Management Information System (EMIS) Core solution.

  • MoE calls on parents to support their children as they prepare for NGSA 2021

    NGSA will be written on the 4th and 5th of August 2021. The first mock exam was written a fortnight ago. The second mock exam will be written in a little less than 2 weeks.

  • MoE calls on parents to support their children as they prepare for NGSA 2021

    NGSA will be written on the 4th and 5th of August 2021. The first mock exam was written a fortnight ago. The second mock exam will be written in a little less than 2 weeks. The examination machinery for the NGSA is in full swing. As such, the Ministry of Education wishes to appeal to parents to support their children during this process. Parental support may include but not limited to the following: