Education, the most important tool for Guyana’s development
– Students of STEM, Guyana needs you – Min. Henry
– Volunteer Youth Corps STEM Programme students urged to grasp every opportunity
– robotics classes to be added to Primary School curricula
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, July 13, 2019
Thirty-seven (37) students from several city schools were on Friday awarded for their outstanding performances in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Nicolette Henry applauded the students for their commitment to STEM and urged them to stay the course.
“Education is the single most important tool that will develop this country and we have to ensure that we deliver a higher quality of education to all of our citizens.”
The programme is an accompaniment to the Ministry of Education’s after-school STEM Programme which sees almost 500 students benefitting from an extra hour of STEM-focused learning four days a week.
The students were drawn from Central High, St. Mary’s High, St. Roses High, Charlestown secondary, Dolphin Secondary, St. John’s College, North Ruimveldt Multilateral and the VYC STEM Academy
The programme develops skills in robotics, Information Technology, and all other science subjects taught at the Secondary Level.
“This is an area that we are focusing on, and we are certainly encouraged by the support that we are receiving from our partners, and so I’m really pleased to see the students from the Grades 9 to 11 who are in school and find that time to get the additional support they need,” Minister Henry added.
She also reminded that when the new school term begins in September, and robotics classes will be added to the Primary School curricula.
The students were drawn from Central High, St. Mary’s High, St. Roses High, Charlestown secondary, Dolphin Secondary, St. John’s College, North Ruimveldt Multilateral and the VYC STEM Academy.
The initiative is a collaboration between the Volunteer Youth Corps Incorporated, the Ministry of Education and ExxonMobil.