[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Education in its efforts to expand bilateral relations and assure that Guyana is able to deliver a quality of education that is acceptable worldwide, has launched a Portuguese training programme for teachers that will be implemented into the foreign language curriculum for 21 secondary schools.
The programme which will run for approximately 12 weeks and is designed in three phases, the first of which will cover all of the topics while the other two will be used as interactive and revision sessions for the participants.
This programme will see 36 teachers being trained in this area. These sessions which will commence in two weeks, will be held at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), twice weekly.
After each phase of the programme, the participants will undergo an assessment which will aid the administrators in identifying weaknesses and strengths.
In 2013, the language was introduced to Queen’s College, the Bishops’ High, St. Stanislaus College, St. Roses High, Saint Joseph High and North Georgetown Secondary. It will now be expanded to Regions 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10.
The schools targeted in these regions are Region 3 – Zeeburg and West Demerara Secondary, Region 4- Hope, Annandale, Diamond Secondary and President’s College, Region 5- Rosignol and Bygeval Secondary, Region 8- Mahdia Secondary, Region 9- St. Ignatius Secondary and Region 10- MacKenzie Secondary.
The students of grades 7, 8 and in some cases 9 will be exposed to this new language.