Ministry of Education, Guyana

Writen on Friday, 31 August 2018 Published in News & Events

This statement is in response to an article that appeared in the August 30th, 2018 edition of the Guyana Times newspaper under the headline, “Asbestos discovered at Christianburg-Wismar Secondary School”.

Writen on Friday, 31 August 2018 Published in News & Events


Ministry of Education
Permanent Secretary
26 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana. Tel:# 592 226-38911 Fax# 592 226-3891 I P.O. Box 1014
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August 30, 2018

Ministry of Education 


Position Paper to the Ministry of Social Protection, Department of Labour

With reference to the Guyana Teachers Union ("GTU") "Brief to the Labour Department" stemming from the meeting held on August 29, 2018 comprising all parties, and having carefully reviewed GTU's position, the Ministry of Education hereby tenders the following submission to the Labour Department.

The Ministry of Education's position regarding the dispute with the Guyana Teachers Union follows:


• The Ministry of Education is of the considered view that given the general scope and ambit of the conciliatory process as clearly set out in Section 4 of the Labour Act Cap 98:01, that the Ministry of Social Protection, Department of Labour should endeavour to exhaust all avenues within this stage in an effort to bring the matter to an amicable settlement.
• The Guyana Teachers Union strike, should be called off entirely given the fact that the conciliatory process have not yet concluded as the Ministry of Social Protection, Department of Labour is yet to make an official pronouncement on the conciliatory stage as mandated by said section of the Labour Act.

• That against those bases outlined above, both the Ministry of Education and the Guyana Teachers Union should agree to terms of resumption which are to be mutually acceptable.

The Ministry of Education's proposed terms of resumption are:

1. That both parties be given the opportunity to continue the process of and benefit from conciliation in accordance with what the Labour laws contemplate.
2. That as far as practicable both parties shall endeavour to work together during the conciliatory process.
3. That for the subsistence of the conciliatory process and until the conclusion of the matter by way of amicable settlement, there will be no loss of pay and/or seniority.
4. That for the subsistence of the conciliatory process and until the conclusion of the matter, the Guyana Teachers Union will not contemplate, undertake or proceed to any strike action.
5. That there shall be no form of victimization by either party.

6. That all public statements arising out of any process henceforth must be accurate and shared between the parties prior to circulation and official publication by any medium.
7. That prior to the resumption of work, both parties shall agree to the chairmanship of an arbitration panel or tribunal should the Minister of Social Protection, Department of Labour so decide.

Ministry of Education!

Writen on Saturday, 25 August 2018 Published in News & Events

The Minister of Education, Hon. Nicolette Henry today visited some schools around Georgetown and on the East Coast of Demerara to assess their readiness for the new school year scheduled to begin on Monday, September 3rd, 2018.

Writen on Thursday, 23 August 2018 Published in News & Events

The Ministry of Education has taken note of an article published in the August 21st, 2018 edition of the Kaieteur News under the headline “Strike-ready GTU hears of threats to some teachers”.
In that article, it was stated that reports reaching the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) indicated that some teachers in Region One were receiving threats from a senior official that they should not strike but rather report to work when the new school year begins.

Writen on Friday, 17 August 2018 Published in News & Events

The results of the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) were released today and it was revealed that Guyana has recorded improved performances in Mathematics and English.

Writen on Friday, 17 August 2018 Published in News & Events

A total of 12,269 candidates were registered for 2018 CSEC, compared to 12,684 registered for 2017. Subject entries for 2018 were 69,194. An analysis of the 2018 results revealed that the overall pass rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grades One to Three was 69.1%. The overall pass rate has improved from 2017 where a pass rate of 63.68% was attained.

Writen on Friday, 17 August 2018 Published in News & Events

In May/June 2018, nine hundred twenty three (923) candidates from nine (9) Secondary Schools and five (5) Private centres wrote the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination in Guyana.

Writen on Thursday, 16 August 2018 Published in News & Events

The CCSLC® May/June 2018 Exam Results are now available online.

Log on to the Online Student's Portal to access the results by clicking this tile on our homepage  http://www.cxc.org/

The CSEC ® May/June 2018 Exam Results should be available online after 10:00 PM EDT tonight.

 

Writen on Thursday, 16 August 2018 Published in News & Events

Today, the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) met for further talks and negotiations with regards to the Teachers Multi-year agreement. The meeting was conducted in a professional and cordial manner at the Ministry’s 26 Brickdam Office. At today’s meeting a number of issues that were unresolved from the previous meeting were resolved and further clarity was given on matters which would enable complete resolution at soonest.

Writen on Thursday, 16 August 2018 Published in News & Events

Five teachers that will be graduating from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) have decided that they want to be placed at the Kato Secondary School in Region Eight (Potaro – Siparuni) to begin their teaching career. The school will be commissioned and officially opened for the new school year.

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