Ministry of Education, Guyana

The Government of Guyana provides access to free education at the Nursery, Primary and Secondary Levels. The National Policy provides for compulsory education from ages five years and six months to fifteen years.
The Ministry of Education is pleased to inform that Guyana has achieved Millennium Development Goal number 2. This means that every child in Guyana of the relevant age cohort can access primary education. The Ministry is further pleased to make…
Eligibility:Nursery SchoolThe child’s third birth anniversary must be on or before the June 30 in the year in which the child is be admitted. Primary SchoolThe child’s fifth birth anniversary must be on or before the June 30 in the…
In the Georgetown Education District, interviews will be conducted and verification visits made before admission letters are issued by the Placement Unit Ministry of Education. The applicant will be informed of the date on which to return for the placement…
Requests for transfer must be made at the Placement Unit, Department of Education 68 Brickdam. Open transfers are issued for transfers out of Georgetown.
Transfers to a school with a lower cut-off score will only be allowed in accordance with availability of places. Transfers will be entertained only for extreme necessitous cases
Criteria Placement is based on the standardized scores obtained at the National Grade Six Assessment and depending on the category of school, on the following: The cut-off score Place of residence (Area Code) Availability of places
Applications will be accepted from: Students who have obtained the score for a school with a higher cut-off score than is stated on the students results slip. OR The computer has allocated a school lower than the score received by…
In addition to established guidelines for admission to Secondary Schools a student falling into any of the categories mentioned above, shall be given a written test in Mathematics and English in order to determine the school to which he/she shall…
Schools will be visited within the first month of the new school year by officers from the Department of Education to check on admission lists/registers to ensure strict compliance with the laid down guidelines and procedures.
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