New schools, more training for teachers as $74.4B budgeted for education sector

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A total of $74.4B has been budgeted for the country’s education sector.

These funds will be used, among other things, to reform the curriculum, expand teacher training, construct new schools, and establish robust systems.

Specifically, $6.6 billion was allocated towards the construction, rehabilitation, extension, and maintenance of our educational facilities, which includes the commencement of construction of Prospect Secondary, and reconstruction of North Ruimveldt and North West Secondary schools, both destroyed by fire last year.

“An education system that delivers a modern, model, and adaptive learning experience is an imperative to realising His Excellency’s vision of a world class education for all. Improved access, quality, and relevance are essential to raising Guyana’s human capital to the levels needed to advance and sustain the imminent transformative economic and social development,” Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh said.