Ministry of Education, Guyana

As Guyana observes Education Month 2014 Education Minister Priya Manickchand said while there is much to celebrate, there is much more work to be done to bring the education system to its optimal standard.
The Minister, in a statement to mark Education Month 2014, said the Government continues to do its part to provide adequate resources to service the Education Sector so that the nation’s future leaders are afforded the best education they can get have.
Education Month 2014 is being celebrated under the theme “Literate by Grade Four through consistent home, school and community involvement”.
Manickchand said as the Education Month theme this year suggests, the Ministry is paying strict attention to early childhood education.
She said the focus is on establishing literacy at an early age, ensuring young children grasp the concepts of literacy that are intrinsic to their further development in academia and life.

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"A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labour exploitation and disease, and give them the knowledge skills, and confidence to reach their full potential."

  Audrey Hepburn

minister-priya-manickchandOnce again it is that time of year when we as proud Guyanese stop to reflect and celebrate our many achievements as a nation in the area of education. This September, we celebrate Education Month 2014 under the theme "Literate by Grade Four Through Consistent Home, School and Community Involvement". And this year, we begin to observe this special month on the very day schools reopen across the country. We begin another promising and exciting year of teaching and learning and progressive growth in an education system that has shown remarkable improvements over the last two decades.

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With calls being made for greater involvement from all stakeholders, the Ministry of Education is preparing to commence its annual celebration of Education Month.
Embracing the theme “Literate by Grade Four, through Consistent Home, School and Community Involvement,” the auspicious month will be introduced on Sunday (August 31) with an Interfaith Church Service in Region Seven.
“The 2014 Education Month theme centres on the need to bring awareness to parents, community members, social and religious organisations of the importance of coming together to help each child become literate by the time he or she graduates from Grade Four,” a statement from the Ministry said.
According to information coming out from the Education Ministry too, the carefully scheduled activities will be held across every administrative Region, and is expected to include participation from parents, guardians, children, educators and even the business community.

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