Ministry of Education, Guyana

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 23:05

Chief Education Officer visits Region Ten

...meets Regional Chairman

 Chief Education Officer, Dr. Marcel Hutson visited region ten and met with the Regional Chairman Mr Daron Adams and Regional Executive Officer Mr Dwight John. Discussions were held on strategies that can be employed for the delivery of quality education in schools amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic. Both the Regional Chairman and Regional Executive Officer indicated their observations, while alluding to measures that were put in place to ensure the safety of students and teachers. Dr. Hutson expressed thanks on behalf of the Ministry of Education (MoE) and recommitted to the continued collaborative efforts between MoE and the Regional Democratic Council in advancing education in the region.news 20201112 2
The Chief Education Officer, and Technical Facilitator, Mr. Kerwin Jacobs also visited the Department of Education Region 10. A team was formulated to visit McKenzie High, Linden Foundation and Harmony Secondary schools.
At the schools, Dr Hutson spoke with teachers and students on the importance of the reopening of their schools and why it is imperative to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols. School administrators provided status updates on attendance of students and the distribution of care packages and PPEs to teachers and students.
Areas focused on regarding the visits included: timetabling, mode of teaching, social distancing practice, sanitization, running water facilities and temperature testing. The visits revealed that all the schools were adequately prepared for reopening. Upon completion of the visits to schools, the Chief Education Officer held a brief meeting with Education Officers at the Department of Education that addressed the importance of strong leadership. news 20201112 1
At the meeting, the Chief Education Officer also outlined his observations and made recommendations for the enhance safety of students after dismissal which included; more police presence at the minibus park, increase monitoring by the Welfare Department and more involvement from Parent Teachers’ Associations. Dr. Hutson further indicated that Officers can make contact the Office of the Chief Education Officer to seek advice and that there will be continued monitoring of the performance of Officers at the Department of Education.

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