Ministry of Education, Guyana

The Ministry of Education condemns in the strongest possible language the burning of the One Mile Primary School at Linden.

The school is the largest primary school in Region 10 and is home to more than 830 of Guyana’s children.
Peaceful protest and freedom to assemble is enshrined in our Constitution and must not only be allowed but encouraged in any democracy. This government upholds that principle. No person in their right mind, however, can argue that to burn bridges, block roads and burn schools constitute peaceful protest.

Friday, 04 November 2011 09:34

The alternative pathway

The recent graduation of some 750 students from the Secondary School Competency Certificate Programme (SCCP) represents a paradigm shift in attitude towards technical and vocational education in the school system.

It positively signals that there is now an established avenue in the school system that caters for students who are technically inclined.

Years ago, many students dropped-out of school because the curriculum paid heavy emphasis on the pure academic subjects and scant attention to those in the field of technical and vocational education.

Teachers play an influential role in the life of every student.  They are like beacons of light, guiding us in the formative years of our life.  Teachers mould us and in the process shape our future.  What we learn from our teachers remains with us, throughout our lives.   In essence, the work of dedicated and committed teachers is priceless.

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 20:51

Teachers’ development

Teachers play an influential role in the life of every student. They are like beacons of light, guiding us in the formative years of our life. Teachers mould us and in the process and shape our future. What we learn from our teachers remains with us, throughout our life. In essence, the work of dedicated and committed teachers is priceless

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 22:35

Building capacity in Science and Technology

It is an established fact that the economic and social growth of a nation is strongly correlated with its ability and courage to invest in challenges requiring the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge and technology. The industrialised developed nations all spend 1.5 – 3.8 per cent of their GDP on research and development while most of the developing nations devote less than 0.5 per cent.

Thursday, 22 September 2011 14:16

Education Month

September holds a special significance for the education sector, mainly for two major reasons.  One is that September is designated Education Month; a period of reflection on the various developments in education and the opening-up of relevant forums to garner the views and opinions of stakeholders on the way forward for the sector.  And secondly, it marks the commencement of the new academic year.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 14:04

Public schools

Despite the unsatisfactory performance in Mathematics, students in the public schools performed creditably at the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

Though the overall pass rate counting grades one to three indicates that students’ performance declined slightly from 66.2 per cent in 2010 to 64.4 per cent in 2011, the pass rate of the public schools when computed separately was higher than the national average.

Monday, 15 August 2011 10:47

Irresponsible journalism

The public has an appetite to know and responsible journalists as the disseminators of information have a sacred duty to be honest, balance and accurate in their reporting.

In his article for Deadlines & Diversity, Nicholas Russell sets out three "yardsticks" for a journalist to measure the accuracy of his story.

Sunday, 10 July 2011 13:40

Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship is a key driver of economic growth. Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses.

Friday, 10 June 2011 08:36

Walking the talk

Education is generally regarded as a basic requirement for the socio-economic transformation and advancement of societies. It is a prime ingredient in human resource development and forms an integral part of the very foundation of the process of national development.

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