Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:01

Special Education Unit

Special Education Needs

The term Special Education Needs is a way to describe students who have learning (exceptionalities) difficulties or disabilities which makes it challenging for them to grasp concepts, access information, master skills and absorb content than other students of similar developmental age.

Oftentimes we hear about the deficiencies but the talents are excluded. Special Education Needs also takes into account students who are gifted.

Published in Special Education

A proposed Education Bill, the first of its kind since Guyana gained independence, according to subject Minister, Dr. Priya Manickchand, was tabled in the National Assembly yesterday, and read for the first time.

The current Education Act being utilised in Guyana came into being since 1876, and was last amended sometime in 1976.

The proposed Bill, on the other hand, is intended to repeal the Education Act; reform the legalframework for education in Guyana; and provide an effective system of education related to the needs of the people.

Published in External News
Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:34

Increasing the Inclusiveness of the System

In general, it is recognised that the Ministry needs to have a stronger structure at both central and regional levels if it hopes eventually to become truly inclusive. SEN personnel will be a part of a new Unit which will look at School Health, Nutrition, and HIV/AIDS Education. The Ministry is also actively seeking scholarships to train teacher educators, curriculum personnel and measurement and evaluation specialists in this area.

Published in Proposed Strategies
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