Ministry of Education, Guyana

Early Childhood Education

The Ministry proposes to have nearly full coverage (over 90%) at the Pre-school level by 2013. An additional 20% of the 3 to 5 age cohort will be attending Pre-School/ Nursery. To accommodate the increased numbers and to provide purpose built structures in some communities 8 new discrete nursery schools will be built, 20 primary schools will be extended to accommodate nursery classes and 46 classes will be established in primary schools that have space during the five year period. Special attention will be paid to those communities where enrolment at this level is low.

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Education Minister Shaik Baksh has dismissed calls from opposition political parties for the revamping of the education sector as uninformed statements geared to score cheap political points.

Speaking at the launch of the Voluntary Mentoring Programme Friday at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), Baksh pointed out the ministry in the past five years has implemented significant reforms to transform its image and improve education delivery.

He pointed out that the numerous interventions at primary and secondary schools, and the hard work of the ministry’s team head by Chief Education Officer Olato Sam, have been bearing fruit.

Published in News & Events

The Education Ministry in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Tackle Project has launched the extension of the Voluntary Mentoring Programme.

The programme is designed to empower secondary school students to develop useful stills to make important and productive life choices.

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Coordinator Carol Benn speaking at the launch convened at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), said the programme which is already implemented in five schools, will be introduced in five more schools.

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