[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Government plans to integrate arts and culture in the general schools’ curriculum.
This is according to Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry, who disclosed that the Education Ministry is looking to have drama, literary art, and steel pan taught in schools.
Henry explained that work in this direction has already started. In August, the Ministry arranged for a batch of teachers from various regions across Guyana to be trained in music.
“This is part of a program to ensure that our teachers are taught the theory related to music, so that we can have our children in school doing music,” the Minister said.
According to Henry, the Government has embarked on this initiative so as to meet the needs of students who have a passion in these areas. She explained that Government is taking ‘baby steps’ with this approach, as it does not want to overload students.
Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine had earlier noted that it is important for arts and culture to be integrated back into the school system, pointing out that it is not only relevant, but also necessary.
This he said will help students to think more creatively and critically. [GINA]