Ministry of Education, Guyana

On November 25, the world observed International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW). The Ministry of Education (MOE); however, feels very strongly that school children should also be sensitized from an early age to respect the rights of each other, particularly, the rights of females. Therefore, in observance of IDEVAW and in an effort to help to raise awareness in what is expected will be an on-going exercise, all schools in Guyana will pause their regular business for approximately 15 minutes on Friday December 6, at 9am to enable experts in the field to discuss and make the students aware of IDEVAW, and this year focuses specifically on domestic violence.

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Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00

School Closure Advisory

The Ministry of Education wishes to advise the public that the following schools will remain closed tomorrow Friday, November 29, 2013:

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The Ministry of Education would like to inform the public that forty-two schools in Georgetown and one on the East Coast of Demerara will remain closed on Thursday following flooding in several areas resulting from heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. The schools identified to remain closed are the most heavily affected.

This decision was made following reports from several teams dispatched on Wednesday by Minister of Education, Hon. Priya Manickchand, to assess the effects of the rainfall on school buildings and the immediate environs. The assessment exercise was led by Chief Education Officer (CEO), Mr. Olato Sam.

Mr. Sam advises that every other school will remain opened. He is also advising all teachers, including those stationed at the forty-three schools to report for duty on Thursday.

The Ministry, in its decision to have these schools remain closed has taken into consideration, the latest weather report from the Hydrometeorological Office, which indicates that more rainfall is expected over the next 12 hours.

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