Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 15:10

Hundreds flock inaugural Education expo

Hundreds of students from across Guyana converged at Durban Park on Monday to participate in the inaugural Education Exposition – a platform that provided them with the opportunity to access first-hand information on the projects and programmes within the Education Sector.

Spread across Durban Park were more than 68 booths, highlighting programmes and projects, that are already into schools and some that are to be implemented by the Ministry of Education.

During the Exposition, students visited the different booths and were amazed by some of the learning projects that are not yet in their schools. These projects are being tested for implementation in the school 20191002 25

The publication visited several booths at the event. During an interview with the Management Information System (MIS) Unit of the ministry, representative Ruel Simon said “we are trying to move from the standard two dimensional (2D) printing which is the black and white paper, to actually bringing the object to reality.”

The 3D printer can be used in classrooms by various departments for each subject such as history, mathematics, technical drawing, electronic engineering among others. The special needs children will also be benefiting from this newfound technology; they will be able to build letter blocks and shapes so it will be easier to feel and 20191002 24

Edward Cort, a lecturer at the Leonora Technical Institute displayed the ‘Chevrolet Cobalt’ machine, and explained ways in which motor vehicles can be tested and how cars work in general. He believes that by bringing his knowledge to the institute, it will help the youths to be independent and become entrepreneurs.

Kevin Alleyne, also from the Leonora Technical Institute, displayed a Welding Simulator which acts as a safety net for students and it gives them a ‘hands-on practice’ experience before they do the actual 20191002 14

“Many students are afraid of the sparks, the heat, and fume from the welding machine so this simulator will help them get accustomed,” Alleyne said.

Firefighters were also on hand to bring awareness to the students on fire safety and displayed their upgraded protective gear. The Guyana Fire Service representative also provided information on the reestablishment of the emergency medical service of the unit.


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