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Ministry of Education announces school reopening plans

The Ministry of Education on Friday announced that some schools would be reopened on a rotational basis, as part of efforts to stem learning loss. The Education Minister Priya Manickchand said secondary schools would be reopened according to the vaccination plan. The Assistant Chief Education Officer (Nursery), Samantha Williams said 41 of 348 Nursery schools would be open to face-to-face ...

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Guyana Teachers’ Union plans to take legal action, demand free PCR tests, protest against COVID-19 rules

President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Mark Lyte late Wednesday night announced that that workers’ organisation was on standby to take legal action against government  if teachers are prevented from entering their workplaces because they have not been vaccinated or tested negative for the coronavirus. After a more than two-hour long virtual meeting with more than 1,000 attendees, he ...

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Assessment of schools for reopening underway

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Tuesday said an assessment of schools is underway to determine how schools would function from the beginning of the new school year. Ms. Manickchand also suggested that the extent to which nursery schools would reopen would depend on the conditions of each school. The Education Minister made known this position while speaking during a ...

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Teachers Union pulls out of school assessments, other Education Ministry activities to protest vaccination directive

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Mon Monday night announced that it was pulling out of a school assessment exercise unless the Ministry of Education pulls back a directive that warns teachers that they would be marked as absent if they do not take a COVID-19 vaccine or produce a negative test once weekly. “The Guyana Teachers’ Union withdraws with ...

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Teachers must be vaccinated or submit a weekly PCR test- Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education on Monday night urged teachers to be vaccinated to avoid dying, falling seriously ill or spreading the coronavirus, COVID-19, but they have the option submitting a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. “Teachers who do not wish to be administered any of the above-mentioned vaccines will be required to submit a negative PCR test once a week. ...

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Guyana, Suriname poised to strengthen health cooperation

Guyana and Suriname are set to heighten cooperation in health including the provision of highly specialised services, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Thursday shortly after inking an accord with his counterpart. He offered, as examples Guyana being able to offer kidney transplants to Surinamese, and this country sending patients to that Dutch-speaking nation for radiotherapy.  “In a way, we ...

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Teachers’ Union vows to resist mandatory vaccination

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Wednesday vowed to resist any attempt to make COVID-19 vaccination of teachers mandatory before they can return to the classroom, just days after President Irfaan Ali ruled out exposing “children to unvaccinated teachers.” “Teachers! We will stand with you should there be any attempt to make vaccination mandatory for returning to the classroom,” the ...

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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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