506 more teachers trained

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The 81st batch of graduands of the Cyril Potter College of Education
The 81st batch of graduands of the Cyril Potter College of Education

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) has added its latest batch of trained teachers into the education system.

Five hundred and six (506) teachers graduated at the college’s 81st graduation ceremony on December 17 at the National Cultural Centre under the theme “Quality Instructional Leaders: Empowering 21st Century Learners.”

Four hundred and forty-four (444) teachers were bestowed with an Associate Degree, with 83 endorsed in early childhood, 159 in primary education, 132 in secondary academic, 56 in secondary pre-school vocational and 14 in technical instruction.

Best Overall graduate on the Primary programme, Lynette Fiedtkou receives her trophy
Best Overall graduate on the Primary programme, Lynette Fiedtkou receives her trophy

The remaining 62 teachers received a Trained Teachers’ Certificate. Of this number, 21 were trained in early childhood education, 37 in primary education and 4 in secondary academic.

This year CPCE’s best overall graduand was Tameshwor Mohabir from the two – year ADE programme. Other outstanding performers include Devon Thomas from the one -year ADE programme, Narendra Lall, Delicia Vancooten, Nikita Natasha LaRose, Nick Edwards, Kamini Debi Singh, Alyne Ann-Downes, Dianne Persaud, Sherry Ann Austin and Anthony Chatterpaul from the two- year ADE programme and Lynnette Fiedtkou, and Donna Ambrose from the Trained Teacher’s Certificate Programme.

Best Overall Student Tameshwor Mohabir, collecting one of his many prizes
Best Overall Student Tameshwor Mohabir, collecting one of his many prizes

Delivering the feature address, Registrar of the University of Guyana, Dr. Nigel Gravesande said that the graduation should be more than just the conferral of certificates and degrees to the graduates.

Gravesande said that the day should also be a reminder, of the inter-connective relationship involving CPCE, the student teachers and the Ministry of Education. He pointed out that it is through the support of the Government of Guyana that all the stakeholders are able to execute the day’s ceremonial rite of passage.

During the period, September 2014 to August 2015, the college offered the one-year Associate Degree in Education (ADE) programme, the two-year ADE programme, the Trained Teacher’s Certificate (TTC) programme and the Teacher Upgrading Programme (TUP.) [Extracted and modified from GINA]

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