Revised education curriculum one step closer – MoE wraps up successful consultative workshop

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Ministry of Education is now one step closer to a reformed curriculum suited to Guyanese after wrapping up its three-day consultative workshop for the revision of the education curriculum.

The event which concluded yesterday attracted representatives of the University of Guyana, Cyril Potter College of Education, and education officers from the various regions. It was considered successful by Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson.

“The Ministry of Education has taken a great step, and we’re all happy to know that finally, we are well on our way in terms of reforming and reviewing our curriculum so that it can be more relevant to the needs of our people in this country,” Hutson said.

The CEO added that the meeting with stakeholders was necessary. “We’re not going to develop a document in isolation from our key partners and stakeholders who are well aware of some of the needs that we have.  Our Education Minister is keen on collaboration and cooperation and so I think we are well set on our way to developing a curriculum that is meaningful and that will be impacting to our nation.”

The workshop was also commended by the Director of National Centre for Education Resource Development, Jennifer Cumberbatch.  The director noted that the three-day consultation ensured that there is a draft framework with which to move forward; that better suits the future as well as what is happening at this time.

The exercise completes the second phase which aimed at formulating the framework for the local school curriculum. The first phase involved discussions with stakeholders. The third will involve the writing of the new curriculum. The local education syllabus has not been reformed since 1976 and these steps taken are considered timely.

By Stephon Gabriel

Images: Jules Gibson

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