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Public Service College launched on advice of Commission of Inquiry

Stemming from the Harold Lutchman report on the commission of inquiry into Guyana’s public service, the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service was launched Wednesday at the Public Service Department’s Training Division. “The Lutchman Report sets the groundwork for moving forward,” State  Minister Joseph Harmon said in his address to the gathering about the 80 recommendations made in the ...

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GTUC to review position on taking govt’s grant for Critchlow Labour College

Newly-elected President of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Coretta Mc Donald on Wednesday said she and other executive members would be reviewing the reason for not taking government’s subvention for the Critchlow Labour College (CLC). “This new body will definitely have to sit, look at the proposals that are being offered, have discussions and then we’ll make a decision ...

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Nursing exam paper leaked, sold

Investigations are ongoing to identify person or persons who may have been responsible for the leak of examination papers before the sitting and assessment of 250 nursing students on October 19 and 20, 2016, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Tuesday. Nurses who sat the Clinical and Functional examination in October were informed by Principal Tutor of the Georgetown ...

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Stay and build oil-rich Guyana; US, other countries increasingly shun foreigners– Guyana-born US energy expert

A  University of Guyana (UG) graduate, who admittedly migrated to the United States (US) and eventually rose to a senior official of that country’s Department of Energy (DOE), on Saturday urged graduates to remain and build Guyana because it is destined to become a prosperous nation , even as a number of developed nations frown on foreigners. “At the risk ...

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Emergency plan approved to stem decline in Grade Six English, Math

A section of the students who attended the Education Month Rally 2015.

In the face of steadily declining performances in English and Mathematics,  government has given it stamp of approval for a seven-point plan to arrest the situation, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that Harmon said the strategy is termed the “Emergency Education intervention for improved performance in Mathematics by students in Grade ...

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UG administration, lecturers differ over rental of off-campus building

The University of Guyana’s (UG) likely rental of a five-storey building at the corner of Lamaha and Camp Streets, Georgetown has sparked off criticisms from a number of lecturers, but senior administrative academics are justifying the rental of another building off the Turkeyen Campus. “The justification for renting a building by a cash-strapped university is, for instance, at least 20 ...

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Granger gives President’s College $1M for development of science and technology

President David Granger Thursday evening presented GYD$1 million dollars to President’s College at its 26th Graduation exercise, to boost the school’s science and technology facilities, even as he noted that education, which has been founded in the sciences, can lead to the development of the country. The Ministry of the Presidency said Granger told the graduands, parents, teachers and officials that ...

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Digicel improves conditions at Kingston Practical Institute; appeal sounded for new equipment

Almost 600 students can now pursue studies in various skilled trades in much more conducive conditions now that the Kingston Practical Institute has been rehabilitated with assistance from Digicel (Guyana) Limited but they need better equipment. However, authorities hope that the equipment being used by students and teachers could be replaced or upgraded. Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson hoped that ...

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First Lady commends ACDA and COLAACO’s success in education

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger Sunday evening, commended the African Cultural and Development Association’s (ACDA) Centre of Learning And Afro-Centric Orientation (COLAACO) on its holistic education programme, at its annual Sikukuu ya-Mwaka (Festivity of the Year) event hosted at the Akwaaba Centre, Thomas Lands, Georgetown. “This place of learning is also a place of pride: pride in one’s roots, pride in ...

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University of Guyana budgets for higher salaries, new buildings next year

The University of Guyana (UG) is asking government for  a GYD$5.2  billion subvention  in next year’s National Budget, a large chunk of which Vice Chancellor , Professor Ivelaw Griffith said Thursday would be used to pay higher salaries to local and foreign academic staff. “A significant priority for our educational service delivery is increasing the salaries of lecturers on staff. We ...

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