• MOE and GPF sign MOU to enhance the capacity of police instructors

    (June 10, 2022) – The Ministry of Education and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday afternoon signed a Memorandum of Understanding to allow the GPF to access training at the Cyril Potter College of Education for the development and training of police instructors who teach at the Felix Austin Police Training College.

  • MoE five-year plan targets capacity building

    Major capacity building is on the cards for the Ministry of Education (MoE) over the next five years, with annual compulsory continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers across all levels, an increase in the number of trained teachers and some form of training for 70 per cent of education managers.

  • MoE, THAG and GTA to collaborate on Sustainable Tourism Development through Education

    The Ministry of Education, The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) and The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) met today to discuss how the three entities can collaborate on Sustainable Tourism Development through education. 

  • Monitoring and evaluation tactic to address gaps in teacher training – Principal

    NEWS 20171220Moves are apace for the establishment of a Teachers’ Upgrading Programme [TUP] Centre in the North Pakaraimas in Region Eight. The TUP is intended to prepare in-service teachers from riverain and hinterland areas to access the Trained Teacher’s Certificate [TTC] programme.

  • Montessori classroom to be constructed for persons with disabilities

    ─Tax concession for private vehicles equipped to transport persons with disabilities

  • More schools to have IT labs, internet connection in 2017

    The Ministry of Education is working to harness the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to enhance education delivery.

    The head of the Management Information System (MIS) Unit of the Ministry of Education, Yoganand Indarsingh, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that particular focus has been placed on improving learning outcomes in the schools, management and administration of the sector.news 20170126

  • More than just teaching: New male teachers want to be positive role models

    The largest batch of trained teachers – some 843 individuals – graduated from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) only a few days ago. And among the graduates are three young men – James Osborne, Glenroy Duncan and Rovindra Singh – who are eager to get into classrooms not only to teach but also to be positive role models for Guyanese youth.

  • Ms. Jennifer Cumberbatch


    Ms. Jennifer Cumberbatch
    Director of NCERD

    With the backing of 38 years of experience as an educator, Jennifer Cumberbatch was appointed as Director of NCERD in October 2012.Mrs. Cumberbatch was formerly attached to NCERD as Science text book writer, subject specialist in Science, curriculum writer and radio teacher on the Broadcast to Schools and Interactive Radio Instruction Programme. She was also a member of the board of CPCE and the Teacher Education Advisory Board.

  • Outstanding female educators spotlighted

    ― as DPI celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

  • Over 2000 laptops distributed to teachers

    The eGovernment Agency which comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications (MoPT) is moving quickly to complete the distribution of laptop computers to teachers across the country.

    The distribution teams are sticking to the specific parameters established by the Ministry of Education (MoE), a release from the Ministry of Public Telecommunications noted.

  • Over 450 students granted scholarships to attend UG and GSA

    news 20171123 6Over four hundred and fifty students (are) are now beneficiaries of full scholarships to attend the University of Guyana and the Guyana School of Agriculture to further their education. The scholarships which were awarded by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Public Service is said to be an investment by the government in Guyana’s future.

  • President announces 66 percent increase to teacher trainees’ stipend

    news 20171215 2Teacher trainees from the New Year will be eligible for an increase in their stipends.

  • Press Release New CPCE facility commissioned in Region Three

    (November 18, 2022) -  The Honourable Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand on Friday commissioned a new building of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.

  • Public education system to benefit from 468 CPCE graduates

    news 20171215With 88 percent females and 12 percent males, the Cyril Potter College of Education [CPCE] yesterday graduated 468 teachers who will serve to considerably augment the teaching capacity of the public education sector.

  • Riverine schools and Learning Resource Centres receive 109 more Early Childhood Education Resource Tool-kits

    Through the efforts of the Guyana Early Childhood Education Project (GECEP), hinterland (Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9) and riverine schools from the coastal regions (Regions 2, 3,4, 5,6, and 10) have received tool-kits used for the enhancement of nursery education in Guyana.news 20170403 5

  • Rose Hall girl tops CPCE

    ─ at largest graduating class in college’s history

  • Santa Rosa’s Marti De Souza leading efforts to transform education in hinterland

    Marti Fernando De Souza, 39, Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development, is working to eliminate the disparity that exists in the education system between the hinterland and the coastland, create opportunities for trained and qualified teachers to teach, and to improve pass rates in examinations in hinterland areas.

  • School for children with special needs slated for Region 5

    news 20180719The establishment of a school for children with disabilities in Region Five, Mahaica-Berbice is under active consideration, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings recently said.

  • Spark programme wraps up

    • Students urged to use leadership skills to transform Guyana and the world

     (August 29, 2022) – The participants of the Spark Programme that was launched in March presented the projects they worked on during the eight-week life of the initiative. The Spark Programme sought to introduce students to Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

  • Special Education Needs to be improved comprehensively – Minister Manickchand

    (June 14, 2022) – The Honourable Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand led a team from the Ministry of Education today to engage teachers who teach at Special Education Needs schools across the country. The consultation was held in the Conference Centre at the Cyril Potter College of Education’s Turkeyen Campus.