GTU ready to head back to negotiation table with Gov’t

Months after inking an agreement to make official salary increases for public school teachers for a three-year period (2016 to 2018), the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) is gearing to head back to the negotiation table. The union, through its President, Mr. Mark Lyte, said that since the recently signed multi-year salary package will essentially elapse […]

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 GTI records 77 percent pass rate as 584 students graduate

With a 77 percent pass rate, the Government Technical Institute (GTI) this week graduated 584 students, representing its 67th Convocation and Prize Giving ceremony. At the event held at the National Cultural Centre, GTI Principal, Mrs. Renita Crandon-Duncan, noted that the pass rate this year shows a one percent increase from 2017’s 76 percent and […]

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EPA preps teachers through environmental workshop

Intended to be a launching pad for teachers to motivate their students to engage in positive and informed environmental activities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently concluded a three-day workshop for educators. The forum represented EPA’s Ninth Annual Environmental Education workshop which was held at Camp Alpha on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Sixty-four trainee teachers and […]

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Guyana benefits from int’l support to improve literacy and numeracy

From as far back as 2013, around 60 percent of children registered to attend public schools at the foundation level failed to meet the basic prerequisites for reading. In fact, it was found that fewer than 10 percent could demonstrate any understanding of text and 40 percent showed very little or no ability to identify […]

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UG partners with CAL to boost research capabilities

Following on the heels of a strategic meeting between representatives of the University of Guyana (UG) and Caribbean Airlines (CAL), efforts are being made to bolster research at the national university. The meeting, which saw the attendance of Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith; CAL Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Marvin Madera, and CAL Guyana Country Manager, […]

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CPCE Science Programme To Be Improved With $46.2M China Grant

The Ministry of Education was yesterday (December 3) the recipient of the sum of US$86,000 ($G17.2M), compliments of the People’s Republic of China. The sum, which was handed over to Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry, represents part of a US$231,000 (G46.2M) grant gifted to President David Granger to facilitate some form of developmental work. In […]

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Out-of-school Youths To Benefit From STEM Robotics Training

A cadre of local youth volunteers residing in communities in regions two through six and Region 10 will serve as resource persons for a series of STEM and Robotics training programmes scheduled to begin in December.   The participants will be young people who are out of school and are unemployed. They will begin by […]

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