Ministry of Education, Guyana

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Dr. Seeta Shah Roath
- Executive Director, The Guyana Learning Channel Trust.

Dr. Seeta Shah Roath is the Founder and Executive Director of the Guyana Learning Channel Trust. A lifelong learner, she is an educator, an author, and a practitioner in communications, international journalism, performing arts, and educational television production.
She has taught hundreds of television and film scriptwriters and producers; research and communication practitioners; and performing arts students over the years. These include communication students at the University of Guyana in Broadcast Journalism, Development Support Communication, and Research methodology; and students in the Institute of Creative Arts in Research and Film production. She also produces and directs educational television programmes, multimedia development projects, and formal and informal curriculum based educational products.

Dr. Shah Roath has a doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership, and Curriculum and Instruction (2009) with specialisation in educational-technology and quantitative research. She also has a Masters’ in Education (2005), specialising in Distance Learning/E-Learning and Adult Learning; and a Bachelors’ Degree in Communication (1993) specialising in Television, Radio, Print, and Development Support Communication. More recent certification (2016-2017) includes certificates in “Learning Assessments” from the International Institute for Educational Planning & UNESCO, and “Technology-Enabled Learning” from the Commonwealth of Learning and the Athabasca University, Canada.

As a community communications practitioner, Dr. Roath worked at Omai Gold Mines Limited for 15 years as the Public Communications Coordinator developing and producing communication strategies and multimedia products for rural communities, employees, and the general public in both Guyana and Suriname. Dr. Roath has also worked as a writer in the International Projects Department of the Washington Times, writing from Asia, Central & South America and the Caribbean.

As an artist, she scripts, produces, and directs national and international stage programmes in the performing arts. She is also a creative arts writer and instructor, a set designer/builder, and costume designer. Many national and international exhibitions showcasing Guyana’s natural resources have been designed, built, and set-up by Dr. Shah Roath.

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