The teachers and headteachers of the Upper Demerara- Berbice Region (Region Ten), on Wednesday, participated in a consultation exercise at the Linden Concert Hall and School (LICHAS), in Linden. The consultation was hosted by the Ministry of Education in an effort to ascertain the thoughts, opinions and suggestions of the region’s teachers which will be used in the process of transforming the education sector in the country. Minister of Education Honourable Priya Manickchand was the feature speaker at the event.
These consultations are being done also as Guyana prepares to participate in the 2022 United Nations Summit on Transforming Education to be held in September.
Minister Manickchand said that it is a timely discussion, particularly as Guyana and the rest of the world continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said that two years after the pandemic began, several lessons were learnt. She said that one of those lessons is that online learning cannot fully replace face-to-face engagement in classrooms. However, the Education Minister noted that there is a strong and steadfast place for technology in the classroom.
Minister Manickchand said that the consultations are happening at a time when countries around the world are discussing how the education system can be transformed to produce better outcomes and to better serve all stakeholders. (Edited from DPI)