Four teachers of Chenapou Primary registered on Teachers Upgrading Programme

Four teachers from the Chenapou Primary School in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) have been registered on the Teachers Upgrading Programme that is being offered by the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE).

The programme is being financed through a budget of just over twenty-one million dollars ($21,000,000) and will prepare teachers who have not attained the requirement for admission to CPCE, to be tutored for a maximum period of two years. Once successful, they can gain entry into CPCE. Sixty-eight teachers from 18 communities are slated to be part of the programme.

The teachers are Sharmella Mc Garrell, Juliana Stephens, Claris Francisco, (Assistant Teachers) and Ann Skybar, Temporary Unqualified Mistress (TUM). They have been in the teaching profession for eighteen, fifteen, fourteen and ten years respectively. Currently, they are assigned to Nursery Year Two, Grade Four, Grade Five and Grade two respectively.

The school consists of a population of thirty-two (32) children at the Nursery level and One hundred (100) pupils at the Primary level. The Community is governed by a Village Council which is headed by a Toshao that looks after the interest of its six hundred and sixteen (616) residents.

The Ministry of Education in an effort to aid the teachers that are enrolled in the Teachers Upgrading Programme presented solar lanterns to them that were donated by Panasonic Corporation as part of their 100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project facilitated through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Guyana) Office.

Three of the teachers that have been registered in the Teachers Upgrading Programme.


Representative of the Ministry of Education handing-over solar panels to teachers of the school.



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