Press Release – Television station owners engaged on the Guyana Learning Channel’s expansion

Today, the Honourable Minister of Education Priya Manickchand along with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Alfred King and other Officers engaged owners of television stations across Guyana at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) Auditorium.

The meeting focused on the said television owners providing equipment and services for the planned expansion of the Guyana Learning Channel (GLC). The intention is to invite all persons who are experts in the provision of said services to bid for the ability to provide the same to the Ministry of Education at the appropriate time.

Currently, the Guyana Learning Channel broadcasts on one channel but the Ministry of Education is aiming to have education content aired on six dedicated channels through the GLC so that more content can be provided to all grades for a longer period.

Since August, the GLC has extended its reach to Berbice, Bartica, Lower East Bank, Lower East Coast, West Bank Demerara and has resumed broadcasting to Essequibo after being unavailable for two years.

The expansion of the GLC is important since it is one of the main ways the Ministry of Education is keeping its students engaged in a timetabled manner during this period when schools are closed for most grades. Looking beyond COVID-19, the Ministry will still be using the GLC as a means of keeping students engaged with 100% local content.

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