Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 09:53

Education Ministry hosts ‘Learning Disability’ seminar

― expected to address learning disabilities in classrooms

The Ministry of Education has made continuous efforts to promote the inclusivity of education. To this effect, the ministry has embarked on several projects which will revamp the delivery of education to ensure that all students, irrespective of ability, are able to receive a quality education.

The ministry, in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat and the G. Halley Marville Trust, hosted a learning disabilities seminar today. The timely forum is lauded as necessary and will augment the work and efforts of the ministry.

It is expected to move issues relating to children with learning and other disorders from the periphery to a central place of focus for education officials.news 20190410 5

Minister of Education, Dr. Nicolette Henry said that her ministry is constantly looking for new ways to address learning disabilities.

“We are striving to achieve inclusive learning, teaching, and research attitude and culture to enable students, staff and stakeholders to develop their full potential and ultimately contribute to the challenges of the day.”news 20190410 1

Dr. Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat explained that the seminar will ensure learners are equipped with the skills and competencies needed to nurture academic and social success among learners with special needs.news 20190410 3

“This seminar is aligned with the principles and outcomes of this agreement and is a demonstration of the region’s commitment to proactively engage the demands for the provision of inclusive education.”

The seminar serves as a part of the ministry’s nationwide educational interventions geared at improving the quality and inclusivity of education being delivered to all learners.

The G. Halley Marville Trust is a registered charity, created to address mental health issues and OCD. It also aims to raise awareness about additional needs and difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The Trust was birthed last year and registered in Barbados.

Source:https://dpi.gov.gy/

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