• Education Commission of Inquiry…Recommendations already being implemented – Chairman

    …final report to be completed shortly

    “Right now as I sit here I am working on it,” said Mr. Ed Caesar of the final report of the Commission of Inquiry [COI] into public education system. Caesar, the Chairman of the COI, handed over a preliminary report into the
    inquiry last month to Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, with a promise that the final report will be completed within two to three weeks.
    But according to Caesar yesterday, the Commission, as at yesterday, was still working on the final report. “It will be completed shortly.”news 20170504 1

  • Government launches TVET programme to build capacity in education sector

    news 20171108 4The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) today launched the Guyana Skills Development and Employability Project at the Pegasus Hotel.

  • Govt focusing on enhancing technical training at TVET Institutions ahead of petroleum production- Min. Harmon

    – Harmon meets with Executive Vice President of Esso Exploration, ExxonMobil Country Manager

  • Guyana gets US$12M for skills development, employability project

     bids open for supply of tools for six practical centres

    The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) totalling US$12, 252,000 to roll out the Guyana Skills Development and Employability project.

  • Guyana inks US$44 Million loan agreement with World Bank to boost education programme

    Education Minister Priya Manickchand welcomed the agreement and stated that the project aligns with the Education Ministry’s goals to improve and expand access to quality secondary education while simultaneously developing the country’s TVET sector.

  • Guyana Skills Development and Employability Project

    news 20161126The Ministry of Education will be launching the Guyana Skills Development and Employability Project on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at the Pegasus Hotel, Essequibo Hall. The event begins at 9:00Hrs.

  • Guyana, CDB sign US$14M project to improve TVET

    Tuesday’s signing of the Skills Development and Employability Project is a demonstration of Guyana’s commitment to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) as they work together to continue the country’s development, Minister of Finance Winston Jordan stated.news 20170524 1

  • Heavy Duty Equipment Maintenance Level 3 Diploma Programme launched at LTI

    The Technical Vocational Education and Training programme of the Ministry of Education will be further enhanced with the launching today of the Heavy Duty Equipment Maintenance Level 3 Programme.

  • Immediate needs of Bartica schools to be tackled —President

    President Irfaan Ali says that the priority issues in several Bartica schools in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) will be addressed immediately.

  • Improved quality of TVET programs for Regions 1 and 7

    - Contract signed for rehabilitation of Practical Instruction Departments in Bartica and Mabaruma

  • Instructors of E.R. Burrowes School of Arts receive ICT equipment to complete scholarship studies

    Two instructors attached to the E.R. Burrowes School of Art will now be equipped with Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to complete their Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Fine Arts at the Barbados Community College.

  • Instructors of E.R. Burrowes School of Arts receive ICT equipment to complete scholarship studies

    Two instructors attached to the E.R. Burrowes School of Art will now be equipped with Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to complete their Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Fine Arts at the Barbados Community College.

  • Islamic Development Bank officials meet Minister Henry

    … Education related possibilities/ partnerships discussed

  • Linden Technical Institute a legacy of imparting knowledge, life experiences, discipline – celebrates 60th anniversary

    Linden’s premier tertiary institution, the Linden Technical Institute is in existence for sixty years and this diamond jubilee was celebrated with several activities, which began in April with a two-day staff development session on team building and an exhibition which showcased the institution in a significant way.

  • Management of TVET institutions to improve as Quality Assurance Workshop begins

    news 20171011 2Administrators, Principals and lecturers of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions are participating in a three-day workshop being held at the Guyana Industrial Training Centre (GITC). 

  • Meeting occupational needs of a Green Economy takes center stage at TVET workshop

    The Council for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convened a Green State Development Strategy and ILO Just Transition to Green Economy workshop today for Heads and Deputies of TVET institutions at the National Racquet Centre, Woolford Avenue.

  • Modern $1.7B secondary school for Karasabai

    STUDENTS in Karasabai and other surrounding communities in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) are set to benefit from a new school and dorm facilities being constructed at the cost of $1.7 billion.

    On Tuesday, a press release from the Ministry of Education related that a contract for the new facility was inked between the Ministry of Education and the contractor, Avinash Contracting in Karasabai.

    Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, along with Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Alfred King; and Assistant Chief Education Officer (ACEO) for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development, Marti DeSouza, travelled to the region to turn the sod for the construction of the school.

    The project, which costs $1.7 billion, should be completed in two years’ time. The designs of the buildings were completed in November 2022 after a series of consultations.

    “The modern school complex is fitted with ten buildings. These include the main teaching block and allied lecturing facilities, modern science laboratory for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centres, combined Home Economics and cafeteria area, teachers’ quarters and an outdoor sitting forecourt,” the release stated.

    Further, it was noted that the facility will be instrumental in providing more educational opportunities for students in the region and will transform the quality of their lives.

     

    The contract for the project was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Alfred King (seated at right) and an official of the company (Ministry of Education photo)

     

    Once completed, the facility will house 500 students in the classroom, and 250 students in the dormitories. This means students will no longer have to traverse rough terrain daily to receive an education they rightly deserve. Students from Karasabai and all other neighbouring villages will have the opportunity to pursue a sound secondary education.

    Currently, it was noted that students in the Karasabai subdistrict from communities such as Tiger Pond, Cracrana, Tsushima, Kokshebai and Yurong Paru are currently either not receiving a secondary education or are being educated in primary tops, a secondary department in a primary school.

    Delivering the feature address, Minister Manickchand stated that the construction of the school is one step closer towards achieving universal education in the region. She noted that the school is intended to deliver first-class education to students in Region Nine.

    “We are very certain that once we do that, you will see your children excel,” she said.

    The Education Minister further noted that hinterland education delivery remains a top priority for the Ministry, and, by extension, the Government of Guyana. She highlighted that, for the first time, the Ministry appointed an officer with sole responsibility for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development.

    And ACEO DeSouza added that the development in the education sector is no longer limited to the coastland. He highlighted that the Ministry of Education has been working assiduously to close the gap between the coast and hinterland, and to achieve universal secondary education across the coun

    try.

    Meanwhile, Minister Dharamlall, in his remarks, noted that delivering education to the people of Region Nine has always been on the agenda for the People’s Progressive Party Government since it assumed office. He highlighted that, in 1992, there was one secondary school in the region, and it was in St Ignatius which is more than 48 miles away from Karasabi. To date, several secondary schools have been constructed in the region.

    Regional Chairman of Region Nine, Mr Bryan Allicock, stated the construction of the secondary school in Karasabai has been on the agenda and is proud to see the project become a reality. The village Toshao, Elvis Edwards, expressed thanks to the ministers for listening to the needs of the people and delivering on their promise.

    MORE SCHOOLS COMING
    In addition to constructing the Karasabai Secondary School, it was noted that several other schools were being constructed across the country.

    These will be at Hosororo, Kwebana, and Waramuri in Region One (Barima -Waini). The North West Secondary School is currently being rebuilt after it was destroyed by arson.

    In Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam), the Abram’s Zuil Secondary School will be completed soon. Two new schools are being built in Region Three (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara).

    In Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica), the Yarrowkabra Secondary School and the Good Hope Secondary School will be completed. Additionally, the North Ruimveldt Secondary School is being rebuilt in Georgetown with extensions being carried out at the St Winifred’s and the East Ruimveldt Secondary Schools.

    A secondary school will be built in Orealla, Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne). In Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni) there will be a school at Jawalla in the Upper Mazaruni. Finally, in Region Eight (Potaro- Siparuni), the dormitories at Paramakatoi and Kato will be extended.

    At a previous event, Minister Manickchand explained that population growth was, in part, fuelling the construction of more schools. The government’s commitment to improving education access by building more schools is another reason for the forthcoming schools.

     

    Source:https://guyanachronicle.com/

  • MoE and GTU hold end of year statutory meeting

    Today, Senior Officers ofthe Ministry of Education led by the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Marcel Hutson met virtually with the Guyana Teachers' Union led by its President, Mr. Mark Lyte, to discuss pertinent matters related to the education system.

  • MoE and GTU hold end of year statutory meeting

    Today, Senior Officers of the Ministry of Education led by the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Marcel Hutson met virtually with the Guyana Teachers’ Union led by its President, Mr. Mark Lyte, to discuss pertinent matters related to the education system.

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