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“Structural discrimination” against other regions forces suspension of Linden’s Charles Roza Nursing School courses- Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday said it has suspended Batch #66 and Class 17 of the nursing programmes being conducted at the Charles Roza Nursing School in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) because fewer applicants are being accepted from other regions. “This school, funded by the taxpayers of Guyana, is intended to train all eligible Guyanese who are ...

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BREAKING: Guyana cops CAPE, CSEC Caribbean top spot; both students from Queen’s College

Guyana has topped the Caribbean for both the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) and the Caribbean Secondary Education (CSEC), with the students coming from Queen’s College, well-placed sources said Friday. They are Bhedesh Persaud for CSEC and Zane Ramotar for CAPE, the sources have corroborated. The Ministry of Education later confirmed on its Facebook page, saying that “Guyana has done ...

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No Grades 2, 4,9 and Placement Exams this year

Guyana’s Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson has announced that the National Grades two, Four and Nine and Placement Examinations would not be written this year “due to the adverse effects of the COVID-19, pandemic on the education sector.” “We recognise the hardships our students would have been experiencing in terms of their readiness and preparedness for these examinations and we ...

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BREAKING: CXC makes major adjustments for all exams due to COVID-19, St Vincent’s volcanic eruption

Statement from the Caribbean Examinations Council BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) is cognisant of the  many challenges across the region at this time including the debilitating impact of COVID-19  on all areas of society, and all stakeholders operating within the education sector, coupled  with the explosive volcanic activity on La Soufrière in St Vincent and the Grenadines. ...

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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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