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Schools to be reopened fully from April 25; aggressive learning loss programme coming

All schools across Guyana would be reopened fully from April 25, and each child’s performance would be assessed to ascertain learning loss,  Minister of Education Priya Manickchand said on Monday. Speaking with reporters after the launch of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) learning programme named SPARK, she said schools were being geared up to address two years of learning loss due ...

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GTT, STEMGuyana roll out top-notch Graphogame literacy app

The Graphogame literacy app touted as one of the best in the world is now available for Guyana’s school children who are four to nine years old, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) and STEMGuyana said Tuesday. The app, which was recently rolled out in Jamaica’s primary education system, is now accessible locally through the collaboration between GTT and STEM ...

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Teachers should evaluate education officers- Minister of Education, GTU President

The Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand and the President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Mark Lyte on Monday – International Education Day- said that teachers should be allowed to evaluate the performance of education officers. Appearing on News-Talk Radio Guyana- Demerara Waves Online News, Ms. Manickchand was asked about the prospects of education officers being anonymously evaluated against the ...

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Dartmouth bridge, Essequibo Coast cleared of protesters, debris

Police early Wednesday morning cleared the bridge at Dartmouth Public Road, Essequibo Coast of debris a day after protesters blocked the thoroughfare to protest the decision to charge a policeman with manslaughter of businessman Orin Boston. Police and fire fighters cleared the bridge at about 3:30 AM during a pre-dawn operation  in which about 20 protesters scampered away as firefighters ...

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COVID Surge: Teachers’ Union asks Ministry of Education to close schools for 14 days

The Guyana Teachers’ Union on Saturday officially asked the Ministry of Education to close schools for 14 days from next week Monday because of the surge in COVID cases to allow for a careful assessment of the situation. In a separate letter to teachers, GTU President Mark Lyte told them that Monday has been designated “Isolation Day” on which no ...

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Former University of Guyana Deputy Vice Chancellor dies

Former University of Guyana Vice Chancellor, Professor Professor Joycelynne Eleanor Loncke died on Saturday at the St Joseph’s Mercy Hospital. The PNCR provided no details about the circumstances of her passing, but hailed her contribution to the fields of education and music. Dr. Loncke was the last surviving child of renowned musicians, Percival and Ivy Loncke. She will be remembered ...

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GTT plugs millions $ into educating youths about oil and gas

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) is pumping $24 million into the Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC)’s ‘Fueling Guyana’s Future Programme’, which targets schools and universities with training development. This yearlong programme forms part of GTT’s contribution towards increasing the pool of local talent and resources to lend to the oil and gas industry. Throughout 2022, students ...

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New CXC qualfication will include character building of secondary students

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Tuesday announced that preparations have started to offer a new qualification that would focus on, among other things, building the character of secondary school students. Addressing the opening of a CXC Ministerial Summit, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of that regional examining body Dr Wayne Wesley says the aim is reduce the number ...

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Veteran Guyanese aviator Malcolm Chan-a-Sue dies

Veteran Guyanese aviator and aviation educator, Captain Malcolm Chan-a-Sue died early Monday morning, almost one month after a speeding minibus slammed into the car he was driving in Kingston, Georgetown. Guyana’s aviation community was almost immediately plunged into mourning. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Retired Lt Col. Egbert Field expressed deep sadness at the passing of someone he ...

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The Caribbean’s Blenman legal “dynasty” continues as siblings are admitted to practice in Guyana

Two siblings- Mr. Delonte De Clou and Ms. Ama De Clou- were Monday admitted to  practice in Guyana, marking what Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire remarked appeared to be a Blenman ‘dynasty’ in the legal profession. “Both of you are fortunate in that I want to think that there is a Blenman-De Clou dynasty in the making. We have other legal ...

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March 2023