• $1 billion for youth development in budget 2019

    The establishment of Regional Youth Councils across the country, along with the formulation of a National Youth Counseling Programme, a Youth Entrepreneurial Framework, and Youth Apprenticeship Programme, are just a few of the ways in which the government has catered for the development of young people in the 2019 budget.

  • Albouystown, Charlestown youths benefit from literacy outreach

    Children of the Albouystown and Charlestown communities in Georgetown today benefited from an outreach programme that observed International Literacy Day at the Carmel Secondary School.

  • Albouystown, Charlestown youths benefit from literacy outreach

    Children of the Albouystown and Charlestown communities in Georgetown today benefited from an outreach programme that observed International Literacy Day at the Carmel Secondary School.

  • CDC working closely with Education Ministry to promote Safe School programme

    Director General (ag) of the Civil Defense Commission (CDC), Lt. Colonel Kester Craig, on Monday, pledged the commission’s continued support to the Ministry of Education’s Safe School programme.

  • Commonwealth learning specialist pays a courtesy call on the Minister of Education

    Minister of Education Dr. the Hon. Nicolette Henry was today paid a courtesy call from Dr Toney May, Commonwealth of Learning Specialist accompanied by General-Secretary of the UNESCO Secretariat in Guyana, Ms. Patrice LaFleur. The Commonwealth of Learning is an inter-governmental organisation based in Canada, with the Commonwealth being its parent organisation.

  • Education Minister promises innovations, notable improvements in 2017

    Come next year, Education Minister, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine said that there will be a continued commitment to improving the administration of the education sector in more efficient ways.

    He said that there will be focus on the oversight of the 11 education districts as well as setting benchmarks for the dozens of private schools countrywide.
    Dr. Roopnaraine said that some of the key objectives of the upcoming year will be to improve teacher training in keeping with priority areas for education; increase instructional time for students; improve upon monitoring and evaluation; better supervision of capital projects; and enhancing the internal efficiency of the ministry.news 20160914

  • Education Ministry mulls employing specialist Music and Physical Education teachers in Primary Schools

    The Ministry of Education (MoE) is exploring the possibility of employing specialist teachers to teach Music and Physical Education in Primary Schools.

  • Education Ministry participates in plant distribution to promote tree planting

    The Ministry of Education distributed a number of plants to staff today in an effort to encourage them to cultivate same at home or within their communities. The distribution took place at the Ministry of Education’s 21 Brickdam Office and was coordinated by Principal Assistant Secretary (General), Mr. Kapildeo Loknauth and Assistant Secretary (General), Ms. Patricia Stephen. 

  • Education Month Rally Speech 2017

    news 20170915 6His Excellency, the President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Brigadier David Arthur Granger, Honourable Minister of Education Miss Nicolette Henry, other Ministers of the Government, members of Parliament, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Senior officers of the Ministry of Education, special guests, other officials of the Ministry of Education, teachers, parents, students, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen, let me extend a special good morning to you and welcome you to this very significant activity in commemoration of Education Month. Today is significant, it is significant in the sense that we are making a statement of the necessity and importance of education.

  • Education on the move!

    —Ministry of Education begins drafting ‘Vision 2030’ Education Sector Plan

    — plan will transform education delivery in Guyana

  • Government of Guyana preparing to launch Violence, Injury and Indiscipline Prevention Initiative

    Today, several stakeholders representing government and non-government agencies met in the Boardroom of the Ministry of Education, 26 Brickdam Office for the first coordinating meeting on the soon to be launched Violence, Injury and Indiscipline Prevention Initiative.

  • International, regional and Guyanese poems recited at World Poetry Day observance

    Oral Tradition lovers were treated to an exciting evening of poetry at the Umana Yana where the Education Ministry’s National School of Theater Arts and Drama hosted an event in observance of World Poetry Day.

    International, regional and Guyanese poems were presented under the theme “Transformation”.news 20170331 12

  • Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Radio Day

    In 2018, UNESCO is dedicating World Radio Day to the theme of radio and sports.

    The radio is a powerful means to transmit the enthusiasm of sport events. It is also a means to convey the values of fair play, teamwork and equality in sport.
    Radio can help combat racist and xenophobic stereotypes that are, alas, expressed both on and off the field. It allows a broad range of traditional sports to be covered, far beyond the elite teams. It provides the opportunity to nurture diversity, as a force for dialogue and tolerance.

    The fight for gender equality is central to this effort. According to the report of the Global Media Monitoring Project, supported by UNESCO, only 4% of sports media content is dedicated to women’s sport. Only 12% of sports news is presented by women. UNESCO is working to improve the coverage of women’s sports, to combat gender discrimination on the airwaves and to promote equal opportunities in sports media. The task is immense.

    On World Radio Day, let us mobilize to make radio an increasingly independent and pluralistic media. Let us join forces to celebrate the potential of sports radio in furthering development and peace.

    - Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

  • Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Radio Day

    In 2018, UNESCO is dedicating World Radio Day to the theme of radio and sports.

    The radio is a powerful means to transmit the enthusiasm of sport events. It is also a means to convey the values of fair play, teamwork and equality in sport.
    Radio can help combat racist and xenophobic stereotypes that are, alas, expressed both on and off the field. It allows a broad range of traditional sports to be covered, far beyond the elite teams. It provides the opportunity to nurture diversity, as a force for dialogue and tolerance.

    The fight for gender equality is central to this effort. According to the report of the Global Media Monitoring Project, supported by UNESCO, only 4% of sports media content is dedicated to women’s sport. Only 12% of sports news is presented by women. UNESCO is working to improve the coverage of women’s sports, to combat gender discrimination on the airwaves and to promote equal opportunities in sports media. The task is immense.

    On World Radio Day, let us mobilize to make radio an increasingly independent and pluralistic media. Let us join forces to celebrate the potential of sports radio in furthering development and peace.

    - Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

  • MoE represented at UNESCO International forum

    news 20171009 6Senior Technical Officer in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Brigette Hinds, represented Guyana at the recently concluded "Round Table for Experience Sharing between Latin American and Caribbean Countries and Turkey in UNESCO Fields” from September 28 through October 1.

  • Monitoring and evaluation tactic to address gaps in teacher training – Principal

    NEWS 20171220Moves are apace for the establishment of a Teachers’ Upgrading Programme [TUP] Centre in the North Pakaraimas in Region Eight. The TUP is intended to prepare in-service teachers from riverain and hinterland areas to access the Trained Teacher’s Certificate [TTC] programme.

  • Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day of Peace, 21 September 2018

    “There will be no peace on this planet as long as human rights are violated somewhere in the world.”

  • Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, International Literacy Day “Literacy and Skills Development”

    DG/ME/ID/2018/30 – Original: French
    Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay,
    Director-General of UNESCO,
    on the occasion of International Literacy Day
    “Literacy and Skills Development”
    8 September 2018


    “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free”, wrote Frederick Douglass in the nineteenth century, an emancipated black American slave, champion of the abolitionist cause and author of several books. This call for emancipation through reading, and more generally by mastering basic skills – literacy and numeracy – has universal scope.

    Literacy is the first step towards freedom, towards liberation from social and economic constraints. It is the prerequisite for development, both individual and collective. It reduces poverty and inequality, creates wealth, and helps to eradicate problems of nutrition and public health.

    Since the times of Frederick Douglass, and particularly in recent decades,considerable progress has been made in all regions of the world, and millions of men and women have been lifted from ignorance and dependency through a broad-based movement of literacy and the democratization of access to education. However, the prospect of a world in which every individual has fundamental knowledge remains an ideal.

    Today, worldwide, more than 260 million children and adolescents are not enrolled in school; six out of ten children and adolescents – around 617 million – do not acquire the minimum skills in literacy and numeracy; 750 million young people and adults still cannot read and write – and among them, two-thirds are women. These seriously debilitating shortcomings lead to a de facto exclusion from society and perpetuate a spiral of social inequalities and gender inequalities.

    A new challenge is now being added to this: a world in flux, where the pace of technological innovation is continuously accelerating. In order to find a place in society, get a job, and respond to social, economic and environmental challenges,traditional literacy and numeracy skills are no longer enough; new skills, including in information and communication technology, are becoming increasingly necessary.

    Preparing young people and adults for jobs, the majority of which have not yet been invented, is a challenge. Accessing lifelong learning, taking advantage of pathways between different forms of training, and benefiting from greater opportunities for mobility has thus become indispensable.

    The theme of this year's International Day, "Literacy and Skills Development", focuses on this evolving approach to education. UNESCO is actively engaged in the redefinition of literacy policies and encourages innovative educational practices. It also supports various forms of public and private sector cooperation, since only a comprehensive understanding of the education cause can enable an appropriate response to the needs of a world that seems to be reinventing itself every day.

    On this International Day, I call on all stakeholders in the world of education, and beyond, because it is a cause that concerns us all, to mobilize so that the ideal of a fully literate global society becomes more of a reality.

  • Parents reminded of role in educating their children

     

    Parents were reminded of the role they play in educating their children and the nation during a national Education Day event held by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).news 20170909

  • Poetry workshop highlights young Guyanese creative talent

    news 20180321 8In observance of World Poetry Day 2018, the Rights of The Child Commission (RCC) conducted a Child Rights and Poetry Workshop at the Herdmanston Lodge, today. Students and teachers from ten schools across Georgetown and Region Four participated.

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