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Teachers in outlying areas to get increased incentive

Teachers working in far-flung areas of Guyana will get an 80 percent increase in remote area incentives aimed at cushioning the impact of high cost of living in those regions, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said. He noted that even if education infrastructure is increased and improved, the bottom-line is ensuring the availability of good teachers is vital. In an effort ...

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Alleged sexual misconduct by Bishop’s High School teacher handed over to police; Headmistress breached law

Alleged sexual misconduct by a Bishop’s High School teacher is now in the hands of the Guyana Police Force after a former female student detailed her “emotional” encounter to investigators. “In the case of the Bishops’ High School teacher, Mr. Coen Jackson, the Ministry of Education Welfare Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection concluded its investigation and ...

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Guyana, China sign US$250,000 upgrade for CPCE

Guyana and China on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will result in the upgrade and expansion of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) Science Laboratory and Information Technology Department. The MOU provides a five million dollars grant to the Ministry of Education “to procure equipment and amenities to strengthen the science labs at CPCE,” Minister Henry ...

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Authorities probe Bishops’ High School teacher’s alleged sexual misconduct; he admits to relationships with former students

Alleged sexual misconduct by a Bishop’s High School (BHS) by a male teacher is being investigated by the Ministries of Social Protection and Education, even as the alleged perpetrator vehemently denied having sexual relations with the females while they were students or below the age of consent. Business teacher at Bishops’ High School, Coene Blaine Jackson, however, admitted that intimate ...

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eGovernment hubs commissioned in Region 10

Region 10 developments have now been boosted with the official launching of three Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hubs to benefit students and residents in Linden, government’s Department of Public Information said. On Tuesday, the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) through the Ministry of Telecommunications officially launched its first ICT hub in Victory Valley. This was followed by the launch ...

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Region Eight projects fast-tracked under new Regional Executive Officer

Five months after Rafael Downes was fired from the post Regional Executive Officer for Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni), the new top accounting officer in that interior region said the region’s project implementation has grown from 17 percent to 51 percent. In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI,) Regional Executive Officer (REO), Gavin Gunga explained that when he ...

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Focus on “science and technology”, not “work under the sun like a mule” – PM Nagamootoo urges Berbice youths

As the closure of a number of East Berbice operations of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) draws near, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has urged youths there to pursue studied in Science Technology Engineering  and Mathematics (STEM). Addressing a graduation ceremony of the Corentyne Comprehensive High School at Port Mourant, he said the time has come for them to prepare themselves ...

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PPP supporters protest PM’s arrival at graduation ceremony

“Patterson as Gecom chairman cannot deliver!”. “Granger/ Moses can’t be trusted!”. “Granger wants to hijack Gecom!”. These are just some of the slogans while over 200 People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) supporters uplifted placards and took to the streets earlier Thursday  as Guyana’s Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo made his way to deliver the feature address at the Corentyne Comprehensive Secondary ...

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UG, unions stalemate block ‘back-pay’ for lecturers; non-academic staff to get pay-out

Support staff of the University of Guyana (UG) are set to receive a retroactive salary increase, but lecturers will have to wait for their ‘back-pay’ as the unions continue to reject efforts by the administration to include performance as a condition. “The administration’s arbitrary insistence on a performance element that applied to only one group of persons (lecturers) resulted in ...

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Submit outstanding grades or no salary increase, says UG Vice Chancellor; union boss says that will be “dishonesty”

University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said lecturers would first have to submit all outstanding grades as part of a new performance-driven criteria before they could receive salary increases for 2017, but President of the Workers Union (UGWU), Bruce Haynes said his union would have none of it. “That is performance criteria but it cannot be tied ...

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