Ministry of Education, Guyana

Rupert RoopnaraineThe Ministry of Education wishes to announce that the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) will be held on Wednesday April 27 and Thursday April 28, 2016.

Parents of candidates preparing to take the assessments are asked to note the following timetable:

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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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The Ministry of Education today presented awards to the top performers at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). The award ceremony was held at the Princess Hotel and was well attended by parents, teachers, Regional Education Officers, and Senior Functionaries of the Ministry.

The simple ceremony celebrated the achievements of the students and also brought recognition to the hard work of the parents and teachers for bringing students to this point in their lives. Chief Education Officer, Olato Sam, in his opening remarks encouraged parents to continue to support their children through their Secondary education as they did during Nursery and Primary. He noted that the trend of parents allowing children to go through their secondary school life with little or no support, needs to stop; “it needs to be reversed,” he said. Mr. Sam encouraged parents to be partners in this process, “We know that successful students at every level of this education system are successful because of the quality of the support they received not just from the institutions they attend but, from their families,” he continued.

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