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Water safety techniques to be included in schools’ curriculum

Water safety techniques may soon form part of the  schools’ curriculum as part of efforts to prevent drowning. Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said on Sunday. “In particular, efforts will be made to provide teachers with information to make water safety education a part of the curriculum in Guyana,” he said in a message to mark the first ever United Nations-designated ...

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Nine Guyanese youths chosen for the 2021 Youth Ambassadors Program

Nine young Guyanese, aged 15 to 18, will be representing Guyana in the virtual five-week Youth Ambassadors Program from Monday, July 26th to Friday, August 27th, 2021, the United States Embassy said at the weekend. Representing Guyana this year are Anjalita Palaniandi, Rachel Chesney, Krystal McLean Victor Nandlall, Juel Johnson, Ayushi Nandalall, Divya Nandalall, Kanye Blades, Jahnavi Tuluram. André Romaldho, ...

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Teachers, parents must take vaccines for schools to be reopened

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday appealed to teachers to get vaccinated and help pave the way for the reopening of face-to-face classes for all schools because the evidence shows that the the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to affect children. “We have to get back to school, we have to put the measures in place, we have to get vaccinated, the ...

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Chief-of-Staff, President defend compulsory vaccination of soldiers

The Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Godfrey Bess and President Irfaan Ali on Thursday defended a decision to order the compulsory vaccination of soldiers. “We have a responsibility to ensure that our soldiers are fit to defend this country at all costs. There is a saying in GDF and our soldiers know that once you join the ...

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Teachers’ Union lays down conditions for reopening of schools

The General Secretary of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Coretta Mc Donald on Wednesday listed a number of conditions under which the union would support plans by the Ministry of Education to reopen school. Speaking with News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM, she said the Education Ministry would first have to consult with the union and during those talks the union ...

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Education Minister floats idea of licensing teachers; educator recommends specialised training in principalship

Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand on Wednesday floated the idea of licensing teachers in Guyana, even as an educator strongly underscored the need for training to prepare teachers to become principals. They were participating in a virtual discussion on Legislative Action- Education as part of the observance of the United States’ National Caribbean Heritage Month. Ms. Manickchand said eventually Guyanese ...

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World Bank gives US$6.7 million to improve Guyana’s nursery, primary education

The World Bank approved a US$6.7 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the Guyana Education Sector Program Project, the financial institution announced Wednesday. The World Bank said in a statement that the project aims to improve learning in nursery schools, increase technology use in primary schools, and improve functionality of the national education management information system. ...

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BREAKING: North Ruimveldt Multilateral School on fire

The North Ruimveldt Multilateral School was Saturday afternoon burning by fire of unknown origin, multiple sources confirmed. A section of the decades-old school has already been badly damaged by the mid-afternoon fire. “this is an extremely unspeakable loss here but is 0one that we’ll overcome,” Education Minister Priya Manickchand at the fire scene. She assures that all efforts would be ...

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CXC pushes back 2021 exams by two weeks

The Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)  Wayne Wesley on Wednesday announced that its Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Secondary Level Competency examinations by two weeks due to the coronavirus. He said the examinations would start on June 28 with release of results during the last week in September to the ...

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UNICEF calls on CXC, Caribbean education ministers to adjust CAPE, CSEC exams due to COVID-19

The United Nations children’s agency  (UNICEF)  is urging the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) not to proceed with this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations in their current form. Following is the full text of a statement issued by the UNICEF representatives including Nicolas Pron, Representative UNICEF Office for Guyana. UNICEF is concerned over the decision ...

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