Ministry of Education, Guyana

The project is not in conflict with any legislative or policy framework arrangements and is supplementary to and supportive to the educational goals and aspirations of the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana.

Enshrined in the Constitution to the cooperative republic of Guyana, is the following Preamble, “We the Guyanese people value the special place in our nation of the Indigenous peoples and recognize their right as citizens to land and security and to their promulgation of policies for their communities.” Also, the preamble speaks about acknowledging the aspirations of young people and providing opportunities to people of all races in harmony and peace.

The legal and institutional framework applicable to Indigenous Peoples in Guyana is governed by the Amerindian Act 2006. The Act provides “for recognition and protection of the collective rights of Amerindian Villages and Communities, the granting of land to Amerindian Villages and Communities and the promotion of good governance within Amerindian Villages and Communities”. Among other things it lays out the Governance structure, composition, function and power of the Village Councils and mandate/duties of the Toshao as village representative. The Act further established the National Toshao Council (NTC). Additionally the Amerindian Act 2006 established the inalienability of village lands and the allocation and lease of lands to residents.

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GESIP - Project Objective and Description

The objectives of the Guyana Education Sector Improvement Project are to support the Government in improving (i) the curricula and teaching quality at the pre-primary, primary, and lower secondary levels and (ii) learning environment in the Faculty of Health Science at The University of Guyana (UG).

The direct Project beneficiaries would be: (i) about 146,000 nursery, primary and lower secondary school students in Guyana , 760 students in University of Guyana (UG) Health Sciences Department ; (ii) approximately 8,700 nursery, primary and lower secondary school teachers, 821 faculty members of UG Health Sciences Department; and (iii) the Ministry of Education, which would benefit through improving capacity in curriculum design. Given current enrollment shares between males and females in these regions, 50 percent of the student beneficiaries in nursery to lower secondary levels would be female. 560 out of 760 (more than 70%) of the UG Health and Sciences student beneficiaries are female. Broadly, high quality education will equip students with profound skills and knowledge, enable students to peruse higher education and obtain decent-paying job, which potentially contribute to Guyana’s economy.

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