Ministry of Education, Guyana

Roles and Responsibilities of Stakeholders

Ministry of Education (MoE): School Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS Coordination Unit (SHN/HIV)

  • Give administrative support to the MoE.
  • Develop SHN/HIV strategies.
  • Communicate SHN/HIV policy and strategic plan.
  • Advise the Ministry of Education about SHN/HIV.
  • Develop partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Promote advocacy concerning SHN national and regionally.
  • Co-ordinate training in SHN/HIV at the national and regional levels.
  •  Assist with implementing SHN/HIV activities at regional levels.

 Regional Coordination and Accountability

A. Education Departments:

  • identify Regional Programme Coordinators (RPC) to assist in strategic planning and regional implementation.

B. Regional Programme Coordinators (RPC)

  • Ensure that the Policy and Strategic Plan are reflected in the relevant work plans.
  • Coordinate the Education Department's implementation of the Strategic Plan.
  • Communicate the Policy and Plan to education sector employees and other education stakeholders regionally.
  • Provide the SHN/HIV Unit with data concerning SHN/HIV activities.
  • Submit annual activity monitoring reports to relevant Heads of the Departments.

The Ministry of Health (MoH)

  •  Act as the main partner of the MoE in all SHN/HIV activities.
  •  Agree on a Memorandum of Understanding with the MoE.
  •  Give technical support to the MoE in relation to for SHN/HIV.
  •  Function as implementing agency for some SHN/HIV activities

 Development Partners

  • Assist with SHN/HIV strategic plan and activities implementation.
  • Contribute funding and technical support.

(NGOs, CBOs and FBOs)

  • Help develop SHN/HIV Strategic Plan and implement activities.
  • Implement activities supportive of strategic plan, policies, and guidelines.
  • Follow procedures for SHN/HIV activities of NGOs, CBOs and FBOs in schools.

 Members of the Educational Institutions

A. Ministry staff:

  • ensure policy provisions are applied at the work place.

B. Boards of Educational Institutions:

  •  provide oversight of implementation.

Administrators/management:

  • Advise the Board of policy implications.
  • Develop institutional SHN/HIV Plan and Strategies.
  • Ensure that the Policy is reflected in School Improvement Plans.
  • Agree on appointment of an SHN/HIV Focal Point or Committee.
  • Ensure safe and sanitary work and study environments.
  •  Integrate strategies and mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation.
  •  Provide data to regional and national SHN/HIV coordinators.

D. Teachers:

  •  Adhere to the Policy and support its implementation.

E. Representatives of employees' and student organizations:

  •  Encourage the implementation of the SHN/HIV Policy and programme.

F. Parent-Teacher Associations:

  •  Work with education institutions, school boards and the wider community
  •  Mobilise materials, funding, and technical support from stakeholders.
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