Ministry of Education, Guyana

The initiatives to be pursued in this ESP are selected so as to achieve six intermediate outcomes.

In designing the Education Sector Plan (ESP) for 2014-2018, a wide variety of stakeholders both within and outside of the Ministry of Education (MoE) was consulted.

The primary school system has been dogged by failure for many years, and Chief Education Officer (CEO) Olato Sam has attributed this failure to poor accountability and negligence, among other factors on the part of teachers.Though indicators such as the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) reveal that the primary school system is improving, the Chief Education Officer disclosed that the vast majority of pupils are still “underachieving,” mainly because most of the teachers are not competent enough to deliver the content, while some are too often reluctant to adapt to the change in the educational landscape.

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