Ministry of Education, Guyana

Friday, 12 February 2016 13:57

2016 National Budget Presentation, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, Honourable Minister of Education

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CONCLUSION

The Ministry is committed to an inclusive approach to its work, hence much of what it proposes to do will be subjected to a consultative process with its stakeholders, foremost of whom would be the teachers, parents, students and employers.

In fact, the Inquiry which was referred to in the 2015 Budget speech should be fully operationalized and concluded in 2016. The members of the Commission have already been assembled.

Similarly, the members of the National Education Council (National Advisory Council) have also been identified. The intention is for the Council to be convened at the end of the Inquiry. The Council will then deliberate on the findings of the Inquiry and the Education Bill and provide the Ministry with their advice on the way forward.

Thereafter, the Ministry will be engaged in a review of the 2014 – 2018 Education Sector Plan. The reviewing and the tabling of the Education Sector Bill in the National Assembly will see the Ministry emerging from what I earlier described as the diagnostic phase into its full-fledged operations to improve the Education System.

Mr. Speaker, I am assured that what the Ministry has been and will be doing demonstrate its commitment to the policies and programmes outlined in its 2015 Manifesto and subsequent pronouncement of the President, the Minister of Finance and yours truly.

We will continue with that which works, discontinue what does not, as we embark on new initiatives aimed at ultimately giving the Guyanese a Good Life.


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