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Consultations on Social Work legislation expected to start this month

Guyana is preparing to enact legislation governing Social Work, and talks with several stakeholders are expected to begin this month, according to Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud. She said those discussions would be held with Social Workers, University of Guyana and the Ministry of Health as part of efforts to craft the legislation. Dr. Persaud ...

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No face-to-face classes in April for most grades- Education Minister

Amid a surge in deaths and new COVID-19 infections in recent weeks, schools will be remain closed during April, 2021 until new information that is hinged on the “robust” vaccination programme  is available, Education Minister Priya Manickchand said Thursday. “We’re advised by the Ministry of Health that we cannot reopen schools for the month of April and so schools will ...

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Social workers need legal regulation, more involvement in policy making

Two Social Work academics are recommending that a law be enacted to regulate Social Work practice and that Social Workers and the wider society do more to recognise and involve practitioners in project formulation and implementation. Appearing on News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM to mark World Social Work Day 2021, Doctoral candidate in Social Policy, Mrs. Dionne Frank  advocated for ...

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‘Achieve’ preparing orphans for ‘Common Entrance’ during COVID-19

A newly-formed non-governmental organisation is assisting residents of Guyanese orphanages to prepare for the Common Entrance examination and provide counselling services The organisation is also sounding a public appeal for support. If you would like to donate to Achieve or volunteer, you can message their Facebook page called “Achieve” or email at [email protected] . All monetary donations will fund counseling ...

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UG, NASA, SERVIR-Amazonia Sign MoU to support research, geospatial skills to help Guyana manage climate risks  

The University of Guyana (UG) says it will benefit from  an inter-institutional collaboration that will strengthen the development of information  services for mangrove mapping and monitoring. Signing the  Memorandum of  Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday with UG were SERVIR-Amazonia and the National Aeronautics and Space  Administration (NASA). SERVIR-Amazonia, a subsidiary of SERVIR Global, is part of a joint development initiative  by ...

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Schools may reopen after Easter holiday to avoid long-term learning loss

Minister of  Education Priya Manickchand on Saturday announced that face-to-face teaching in classrooms may resume after the Easter holiday after government intensifies its COVID-19 vaccination programme during March. She said the Education Ministry would not take any decision without directions from the Ministry of Health. Among the steps she said that are being taken is a “comprehensive vaccination programme” during ...

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CXC changes some CAPE grades for Guyana

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says that so far, for the Caribbean Proficiency Examination (CAPE) there have been 145 grade changes while the grades of 348 others have not been changed, according to the Ministry of Education. The  Ministry of Education says that in May/June 2020, 853  candidates from 10 secondary schools and five private centres wrote CAPE in Guyana. ...

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Courtney Benn Construction sued for GYD$359 million for two-year delay in building school dorms

The Guyana government has moved to the High Court to claim more than GYD$359 million from Courtney Benn Construction Company after it failed to complete the construction of dormitories at the Linden Technical Institute two years ago. “The actions of the Defendant have impacted the interest of the public  in the non-completion of the construction of the dormitories at the ...

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