[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Education Ministry has embarked on a number of outreach programmes aimed at developing a sound education policy that will cut across all regions, communities, and socio-economic standings.
The policy will realize the eradication of illiteracy and allow students to realise their full potential.
Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine in ensuring that such a policy is properly designed, has embarked upon a series of community meetings where residents, parents and teachers can sit and discuss the issues affecting the current education system, and together formalize the way forward.
At one such meeting held recently at Buxton, East Coast Demerara, Minister Roopnaraine indicated that his intention was to do away parts of the National Grade Six Assessment process.
“The accumulation of points at Grades Two and Four, I’m looking to eliminate…it shouldn’t be,” the minister said. He explained that the scores earned at those exams are there to serve only as a guide to teachers, so they have a fair idea of the areas they need to focus with the students.
The previous administration had implemented the ‘accumulation system’ a few years ago which saw the results of National Grades Two and Four Assessments being included in the computation of students final National Grade Six results. [GINA]