Ministry of Education, Guyana

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Amerindian Peoples Plan

The objective of the Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project is to increase the number of students with access to secondary school mathematics teachers benefiting from continuous professional development nationwide and, to increase the number of students in secondary schools with improved learning conditions in targeted regions.

The direct Project beneficiaries would be: (i) about 75,000 secondary school students nationwide; (ii) approximately 800 secondary level mathematics teachers nationwide; and (iii) the Ministry of Education, which would benefit from improved capacity in Education Information Management System (EMIS). In addition, approximately 3,600 students each year would benefit from new secondary school facilities in Regions 3 and 4, of which an estimated 1,800 students each year would otherwise be excluded from secondary education. Given current enrollment shares between males and females in these regions, 56 percent of the student beneficiaries would be female. More broadly, students’ families and society in general would benefit indirectly from a higher number of secondary education graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to be productive, obtain decent-paying jobs and contribute to Guyana’s modernizing economy.
The project would achieve its development objective through implementation of three components:

  1. Continuous Professional Development for Secondary School Math Teachers: (US$1.9 M);
  2. Expansion of Secondary School Facilities (US$9.0 M): and
  3. Institutional Capacity Building and Project Management (US$1.1 M)

Component 1 of the project will be implemented in Hinterland Regions 1, 7, 8, and 9; home to the country’s indigenous, Amerindian populations. The objective of the project in these Regions is to train teachers and improve teaching and learning in Mathematics for 12 general secondary schools (GSS) and 100 secondary departments in primary schools (SD) – grade 7 and 8. Approximately 160 Mathematic teachers will be trained in the 4 Hinterland regions (see below).

Total Number of Mathematics Teachers in Hinterland Regions

Region

No. GSS

No. of SD

No. of Mathematics Teachers

1

3

33

48

7

3

11

26

8

2

17

27

9

4

39

59

Total

12

100

160

The primary stakeholders of the project in the Hinterland Regions are the Mathematics teachers, students and their families as well as the Ministry of Education. In addition, the following stakeholders will also likely benefit: the Regional Democratic Council (RDC); Regional Education Officers (REOs); District Education Officers (DEOs); Village Councils (VCs); and Community Development Officers (CDOs) who report to Ministry of Amerindian Affairs.

Click to download the entire plan in pdf: icon FINAL - AMERINDIAN PEOPLES PLAN, March 28, 2014 (258.16 kB)

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