Ministry of Education, Guyana

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

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With regard to Secondary Education:

  1. Through collaboration with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) a number of CSEC and CAPE syllabus reviews and methodology workshops were conducted for teachers across the country in various subject areas.
  2. The work to improve performance in the key areas of English Language and Mathematics is ongoing with consistent training and monitoring of teachers. In addition, the Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project has commenced with specific emphasis on the improvement of Mathematics instruction in all secondary schools.
  3. A survey was conducted on the status of all dormitories across the country and the information compiled will be used to devise a comprehensive dormitory improvement strategy.
  4. Through collaboration with the Faculty of Education and Humanities at the University of Education, teachers of Spanish have commenced their B.A. programme.
  5. Guyana continues to benefit from the contribution of World Teach, Project Trust and Peace Corp volunteers in Secondary schools, across the country.
  6. Through collaboration with UNICEF, work has commenced to expand the scope of Health and Family Life Education in all schools as well as the Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Programme in select schools. A range of sports equipment and other resource was provided for dormitory schools.

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