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Guyana Telephone and Telegraph hosts EduConnect Webinar Series

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, recently wrapped up an EduConnect virtual Series, aimed at supporting teachers, parents and children as they adapt to online learning and instruction. The Series was launched in response to changes in instruction, learning and entertainment due to COVID-19. “We are aware that many of our students, teachers and ...

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Fire severely damage Chase Academy

Fire early Tuesday morning severely damaged the building housing Chase Academy, a privately-owned school, on Parade Street, Kingston, Georgetown. Gifted Hands Learning Centre for Special Needs Children is located in the lower flat of  the same building which is owned Nadira Jaikaran-Hanoman. The cause of the fire was not immediately known as the security guard on duty said there was ...

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CXC exams kick off in Guyana, despite COVID-19

by Samuel Sukhnandan With many countries having already moved to cancel all written examinations for students at  various educational levels, Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean have instead taken the other route. As such, students commenced their written examinations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) Monday. However, Education Minister Nicolette Henry ...

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DDL infuses sanitiser into Ministry of Education’s COVID-19 fight for CXC exams

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Friday announced a donation of alcohol based sanitizing cleaner, Environ, to the Ministry of Education to assist secondary schools with preparation for the upcoming Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Examinations (CSEC and CAPE). One hundred and twenty-eight secondary schools across the country will each receive a 19 litres (5 gallons) of the cleanser to ensure that ...

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Hundreds call for London primary school ‘named after slaver’ to be renamed after first black Guyanese headteacher

REPRODUCED FROM Evening Standard ( https://www.standard.co.uk/ ) by NAOMI ACKERMAN Hundreds of north London parents and former pupils are calling for a primary school named after an 18th century slave owner to be rechristened in honour of one of London’s first black headteachers. Beckford School in West Hampstead is believed to have been named in the 1920s after William Beckford, a former Lord Mayor ...

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Former educator, Permanent Secretary Joyce Sinclair dies

Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Joyce Sinclair died on Saturday. She was 84 years old. Her brother, Director-General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, confirmed that she died at her residence. Sinclair was also well-known for the training of employees in the public and private sector when she had branched off into human resources management consultancy. Ms. Sinclair ...

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Govt prepares to rush relief to vulnerable households, farmers, businesses, students

Director General, Ministry of the Presidency and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) Permanent Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Harmon on Saturday said the Government is focused on implementing a multi-faceted approach to bring relief to citizens in the wake of emergency measures put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In an invited comment during a ...

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