Special Needs School slated for September opening


  • to cater for inclusive classroom education

DPI, Guyana, Friday, June 15, 2018

In keeping with the administration’s mandate to guarantee equitable access to quality education to children across the country, a Special Education Needs (SEN) School will soon be formally opened that will cater to inclusive classroom education.

The institution is located in La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank of Demerara.

Denis Jaikaran, REO.

At the launch of the first training workshop for teachers in inclusive education in Region Three yesterday, Regional Education Officer, Denis Jaikaran told the Department of Public Information (DPI) “we have to be able to do more in our education system and our communities.”

He noted that teachers must deliver quality education to each student, in-keeping with the principles aligned with inclusive education.

Inclusive education ensures that all students, regardless of ability attend and are welcomed by all schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school.

“This programme is a very significant milestone not only in education but for various communities. Things are different in the education system now than when we were at school,” Jaikaran noted.

Jaikaran believes the training workshops will better equip teachers in the region for an all-inclusive education, thereby, improving the standard of education across the board. “We have to make a difference that is what education is all about,” he added.

Already at Wales Primary School, a SEN classroom has been set up and is catering to students with special education needs.

By: Nateshia Isaacs.

Image: Jules Gibson.