[www.inewsguyana] – The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday October 3, commissioned the new Turkeyen Nursery School.
In her remarks, Assistant Chief Education Officer, Nursery, Ms Ingrid Trotman outlined the history of nursery education in Guyana and its remarkable evolution over time. Trotman alluded to the fact that Guyana using a comprehensive curriculum is currently leading the Caribbean region in nursery education.
“Today we can boast of a curriculum that caters for the holistic development of young children. This means that not only do we cater for their cognitive development, but also for the physical, social and emotional as well as moral development,” Trotman said.
She went on to encourage parents to play a more important role in the lives of their children. Parents were asked to constantly visit the teachers of their children and to inquire about their progress at school.
Additionally, Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand in her remarks underscored the commitment of the Government and that of the MOE in continuing to raise the level and standard of education delivered to children in Guyana.
She said: “In this government, we take education absolutely serious. We believe strongly that the single most important thing we can do in this country to advance development is to make sure our children get the best education they can get, so they can become the best people they can be.”
Meanwhile, the Minister asked parents and teachers to refrain from engaging children in unnecessary protest action. The minister reaffirmed the ministry’s commitment to dealing with issues affecting schools once those issues come to the attention of the ministry. She asked that problems affecting schools should be first raised with the school’s administration for resolution.
She also firmly stated that under no circumstances should a school gate be locked during school hours.