Ministry of Education, Guyana

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early-childhood-developmentGuyana is on the U.N. list of Small Island Developing States, but don’t be fooled: It is not an island, nor is it particularly small.  Its Amerindian name means “Land of Many Waters,” a more accurate description, and a source of some of the challenges the country faces in providing quality education to children living in the most remote areas.

Last month, the World Bank hosted Guyana’s Minister of Education Priya Manickhand to discuss early childhood development. Minister Manickhand specifically asked us three questions that we’ve heard many times over the last few years from policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean:

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Education Minister Shaik Baksh has announced that some 300 trainee teachers at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) will be receiving laptops under the government/ World Bank US 4.2 million teacher education reform project before year-end.

Baksh, who was at the time addressing scores of information technology teachers at a recent workshop at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), said the initiative is part of the ministry’s effort to ensure teachers leave the college able to use the computer as both a teaching and learning tool.

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