[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Education Ministry has set up a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigate the issues affecting the Education Sector with the view of revamping the delivery of education in Guyana.
The CoI was also established to investigate and hold hearings across the country and provide a report outlining recommendations for the enhancement of education delivery.
“The CoI into education comprise of teachers, Education officials, citizens drawn from across the country and experts in various fields. The minister stated that the COI is also expected to conclude its hearings in July,” a press statement noted.
Education Minister Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine has said that while cadre experts have provided reports to him, he is not quite satisfied because he is yet to see reports that lay out an action plan; implementable ones.
The Minister explained that over the next five years he wishes to mobilize across political parties to come together, work together to craft strategies and advance in the interest of the people.
“Education is not something we need to fight over. A solid education system benefits everyone. Education is the foundation of what we do and what we will do,” he stated; adding that, he has been able to draw on relationships established with his predecessor.
Meanwhile, the Education Minister affirmed that as a matter of importance, he needs to know what obtains at each and every school across the country.
He also wants to know what their needs are which will be determined through internal audits that are currently underway.
He said that the audit team will be conducting an “environmental audit of each and every school…I need to know which schools need infrastructural work. I need to know about everything that is lacking in our school system.”
According to the minister reports have already started to come in and he estimates that the audit should be concluded by the end of July this year.
Dr. Roopnaraine said that the audit is critical to the implementation of strong evidence based national policies.