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Regional tech-voc education authority frowns on importation of workers

by Abigail Semple Chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities (CANTA), Dr. Wayne Wesley said on Wednesday that there should be no need for the importation of workers. Wesley spoke at the launching of Accreditation to Award Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ). The CVQ is a CARICOM approved award that comes under Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) ...

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Teachers told to stop beating students, focus on counselling

Education Minister Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine on Friday called on teachers to stop beating students  and instead establish a counselling mechanism within the education system. Delivering remarks at the Education Month rally held at D’urban Park, Dr. Roopnaraine said that corporal punishment must be ousted from schools by “taking the stick and the wild-cane out of the school.” He stated that discipline must ...

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Family disagreements major suicide risk factor; govt targets alcohol abuse in suicide fight

Researchers believe that family problems are the biggest trigger for suicide in Guyana, even as government prepares to outlaw attempted suicide and go after alcohol consumption. Final Year Graduate Student in the University of Guyana’s Masters in Public Health Programme, Liza Marie Merai said her thesis on “Suicide attempts by Guyanese admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)” from ...

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Guyana’s private Schools to be regulated

Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine has announced that a Coordinator of Guyana’s Private Schools has been appointed to regulate the involvement of these essential stakeholders in the education system. This appointment also gives the private school operators an opportunity to make a structured contribution to the management and enhancement of the education system, Minister Roopnaraine said. Speaking at the ...

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UG Law Graduates again entitled to automatic entry to Hugh Wooding Law School

Guyana blocked the Caribbean’s Council of Legal Education (CLE) from discriminating against Guyanese  in gaining automatic entry to that regional institution, according to a statement issued through the Guyana Bar Association (GBA). In the new agreement between the University of Guyana (UG), University of the West Indies (UWI) and the CLE,  the top 25 UG Law Degree graduates would be ...

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Digicel , Ministry of Education push reading on International Literacy Day

Digicel (Guyana) on Thursday – International Literacy Day 2016- helped to reinforce the importance of reading by providing assistance to the St. Cuthbert’s Mission Nursery School, Mahaica River. “Today we are spending some time with these little ones to show them the importance of reading. The staff members are here today to give back to the community by interacting with ...

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Sunken draga cuts off food, fuel and mining supplies to Middle Mazaruni ; students cannot resume classes

Mining camps in the Upper Mazaruni are running low on food, fuel and other supplies, and secondary school students have been unable to travel to Bartica to begin the new school term because a partially submerged ‘draga’ is blocking the Mazaruni River channel. The mining raft has been  stuck  at the Pirimap Falls for the past three months. Crown Mining Supplies ...

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New Chief Education Officer identified; Education Minister criticizes Olato Sam

Assistant Chief Education Officer (Primary), Marcel Raymond Hutson, is tipped to become Guyana’s new Chief Education Officer, in the wake of concerns about the performance of Olato Sam whose contract has not been renewed. Minister of Education. Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was quoted by the Government Information Agency (GINA) as saying that the decision  to replace Sam was one aimed at ensuring ...

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Energy Professor urges Guyana to negotiate best oil contracts for education, technologies

Prominent Trinidad and Tobago energy expert and University of the West Indies Professor, Andrew Jupiter has urged Guyana to use its recently discovered oil and natural gas as bargaining chip to secure higher quality education and technologies. “The resources are yours and when the resources are yours and you are inviting various multinationals into your countries, that is great. It ...

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