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Schools will remain closed until April 3

The Ministry of Education says schools will remain closed until April 3, 2020 as authorities continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Guyana. Teachers, parents and students are advised to take note of the new dates. The Ministry of Education had initially announced a two-week closure which was scheduled to end on Friday, 27th March. The Easter term holiday begins ...

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Coronavirus: UG staff, students sent home until month-end; education ministry wants private lessons closed

The Ministry of Education is calling on providers of private lessons to suspend their operations as Guyana seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). The education ministry is calling on private lesson providers not to open for classes and ensure social distancing. And, as a precautionary measure in response to Covid-19, the University of Guyana’s (UG’s) staff and ...

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National Grade Six exam postponed due to coronavirus

Following careful consideration about the administration of the National Grade Six Assessment during restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the Ministry of Education has rescheduled the examination to a date to be announced. The education ministry in an advisory said the previously-announced dates of April 8 and 9 for the sitting of the examination are no longer ...

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Education ministry removes loitering, late school children from Stabroek Market

The Ministry of Education’s Schools Welfare Department is clamping down on students loitering at the bus parks in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market. Chief Schools Welfare Officer (CSWO), Gillian Vyphuis says that the welfare department has noticed that on most mornings many children have been arriving at school late due to lingering at city bus parks. She says several ...

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Fighting Richard Ishmael students apologise to each other

Minister of Education Dr Nicolette Henry on Thursday met with the entire student population of Richard Ishmael Secondary School along with the teachers in connection with a recent beating of a schoolgirl by a schoolboy at that school. “In addition, the students that were involved in the fight met with the Minister of Education were made to apologize to each ...

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Caribbean Vocational Qualification pilot in 11 secondary schools from September

The Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) will be piloted in 11 secondary schools starting in September to provide students with validation of skills, the Ministry of Education said Monday. The Ministry of Education is collaborating with the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) on the implementation of the CVQ within the secondary schools identified, Canje Secondary, Aurora Secondary, New Bartica Secondary, Paramakatoi Secondary, ...

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New Amsterdam Technical’s bully suspended; school to be declared “no bullying” institution

A student of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), who severely assaulted three schoolmates, has been suspended and all of them would be counselled, the Ministry of Education said. The ministry says the four students were recruited under the Ministry of Public Security’s Citizen’s Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) for at-risk youth. The perpetrator told authorities he had been also bullied. ...

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Education Ministry revamping nursery education

The Ministry of Education has begun laying the groundwork to revamp the delivery of education to nursery-aged learners, government’s Department of Public Information said. The National Early Childhood Education Conference, which opened at the Guyana Marriott Hotel on Thursday, is themed “Investing in quality early childhood education for successful lifelong learning” . The two-day nursery education sector conference is expected to ...

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