Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 12:44

ProFuturo digital and interactive ICT project launched in Region One

On May 24, 2019, in Washington D.C, Minister of Education Dr. the Hon. Nicolette Henry on behalf of the Ministry of Education inked an agreement between ProFuturo and the Organisation of American States (OAS).

The agreement will allow over 5,000 boys and girls from communities across Guyana to benefit from the use of technologies and on incorporating innovative methodologies in classrooms at the primary level.news 20200107 15

In the long term, it is expected that the students will have access to digital content and interactive materials for improving their learning experiences.

The project was launched yesterday at Hosororo Primary School in Region One- Barima Waini. Currently, 449 teachers from 28 schools across Guyana have received or is in the process of receiving training on the use of the technologies and other intricacies associated with the project for its rollout at the other schools.

At the launch of the first such project in Guyana, the Minister of Education said that such a project demonstrates the Government of Guyana's commitment to reducing the disparity that exists between the coast and hinterland communities.news 20200107 18
She said that today's children are living in an exciting time when information is more accessible. Additionally, Dr Henry opined that in order for the nation's children to be competitive at the global level, Information Communication Technology (ICT) must play a central role in the education delivery process.

Moreover, Minister Henry said that the world is constantly changing and the education sector must adapt to align itself with these changes to bring about positive outcomes.
The project centres on the teachers and the students utilizing tablets, laptops and other gadgets and devices, to assist with methodologies and content in the classroom. news 20200107 19Guyana was the first country in the Caribbean to meet the requirements to be signed onto the project.

The following primary schools; Mabaruma, Hosororo, Barabina, Wauna, All Saints, Betsy Ground, Cumberland, Edingburg, Fort Ordinance, Gangaram, New Amsterdam, Overwinning, Rose Hall Estate, Sandvoort, Sheet Anchor, Lochaber, St. Aloysius, St. Therese’s, Amelia’s Ward, Coomacka, McKenzie, One Mile, Regma, St. Aidens, Watooka Day, Wismar Hill, Christianburg and Bamia will benefit from this project.

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