Hopes for the accreditation of E.R. Burrowes School of Art

DPI, GUYANA, Friday, February 9, 2018

The administrator of the E.R. Burrowes School of Art, Ivor Thom has expressed his desire, to Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton, to have the institution registered.

He noted that the lack of accreditation places the students at a disadvantage. This was disclosed, during Minister Norton’s visit to the institution on February 08.

Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton.

Thom explained that the school is one of the few places where persons are able to build on their passion for visual arts and while it is built in remembrance of Edward Rupert Burrowes, “it is not accredited which places a strain on the artists, once they leave the country to pursue a career in their profession”.

Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton agreed that the art institution needs to be accredited in order for students to avoid the hassle of repeating courses in another country to obtain the same certification. He emphasised that Art needs to considered just as important as Sport or any other discipline in the country which provides scholarships, however, the Minister noted that further engagement will need to be conducted to ensure proper accreditation of the institution.

The Burrowes School of Art falls under the purview of the Institute of Creative Arts, a body which also comprises the Guyana National School of Drama and Theatre Arts, the Guyana National School of Dance and The Guyana National School of Music.

 

By: Neola Damon

 

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