MOE to aid in bettering education issues in Ituni

Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry, today visited the logging community of Ituni in Region 10 and interfaced with residents to gain an understanding of what some of the issues affecting them are and how the Government of Guyana can work with the community to alleviate them. The meeting was held at the Howell Wilson Primary […]

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$114M contract signed for TVET Rehab in two Regions

The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme that is offered in Regions One and Seven will be improved with the signing of a $114M contract signed today between the Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Engineering and Management Consultants Inc. The contract falls under the Guyana Skills Development and Employability Project (GSDEP) which is […]

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Two new nursery schools, smart classroom for Region Nine

The hinterland community of Lethem in Region Nine is now on much firmer educational footing as Minister of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry, commissioned two nursery schools, Parikwarunau and Arapaima and the town’s first smart classroom at the Learning Resource Center on Friday last. The Education Minister was part of a ministerial team that conducted outreaches […]

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Port Kaituma NGSA preparedness under scrutiny

The Ministry of Education has long been on a mission to bridge the gap in education delivery between the Coast and the Hinterland of Guyana and this year continued to demonstrate its seriousness in this regard through a visit to Port Kaituma to determine its preparedness for the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). The visit was […]

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Improved IT, Science performances foreseen through new labs at Berbice Schools

Five schools within Regions Five and Six are now better equipped to teach students in the areas of science as one Information Technology laboratory and four science laboratories were commissioned over the past two days. On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry, commissioned an Integrated Science Laboratory at the Canje Secondary School.  According to […]

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GTU proposes 25 percent increase for teachers in new proposal

Aiming for a 25 percent across the increase for public school teachers, the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) today submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Education for a new multi-year salary increase. According to GTU President, Mark Lyte, the union is hoping that the Ministry will be able to study the proposal and offer a […]

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UG Turkeyen campus back to normal after bomb threat

The University of Guyana (UG) has been given an ‘all clear’ following a bomb threat yesterday which caused a total shutdown of the tertiary institution. In a statement issued by the university following word of the threat via an anonymous call to the Alberttown Police Station, Georgetown, at 12:40 hours, moves were made to evacuate the campus. The caller […]

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Ansa McAL gives $1.3M endowment for National Children’s Mash Competition

Corporate giant, Ansa McAL Trading Limited continued its support of the National Children’s Mashramani Competition with sponsorship to the value of $1.3m in cash and kind. The event is scheduled to be held at the National Cultural Centre on February 14 and 15, 2019. The ceremonial handing-over of the sponsorship cheque was held at the […]

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ERC, Education Minister collaborate for positive changes in society

The Commissioners of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) today met with Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry, to discuss how the two can collaborate to advance the work of the ERC. Chairman of the ERC, Dr. John Smith highlighted the importance of the education sector, describing it as that branch that is a key component that interacts with everyone.  He said […]

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GTU has qualms with percentage increase paid to some teachers

Despite efforts by government to seemingly make good on its commitment to hike the salaries of public school teachers, there are some concerns being raised by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), linked to the percentage increase that public school teachers received on their salaries this month. Last month teachers started to receive increases assured them […]

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