All schools reopened without hiccups – CEO

first_imgAll schools reopened on Monday across the country as the new academic year 22016/2017 commences, said acting Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson.Hutson stated that the schools reopened in full-swing with an exceptional turn-out of students. He noted that the Education Ministry has not received any reports from a Regional Educational Officers that schools in their region could not open for the academic year.He added that the turn-out was particularly exceptional for Georgetown based on reports he received from educational officers in the city. Cadet Officers and educational officers, as a custom, will continue to visit the schools around the city and the coastland to monitor the turn-out of pupils.A mother picks her daughter up from her first day at primary schoolA group of children on the first day of schoolWhen Guyana Times visited some of the schools in Georgetown most of the children said they were happy to be back in school and that their work had begun: “The first day was good…we did mathematics, Grammar and Science and I made a few friends. So it was fun,” said a student of the St Margaret Primary.However students from two secondary schools in the city stated that they were taught little and had a lot of “spare time”.Last week the Education Ministry launched Education Month 2016 under the theme: “Each Child Matters: Stakeholders Unite for the Enhancement of Education.” Minister Rupert Roopnaraine called on local education stakeholders to work together toward the enhancement of Guyana’s education programmes so as to provide quality academic to students.“I truly believe that if we are to inspire our children, if we are to provide them with the necessary energy and the necessary skills to make themselves productive and whole human beings, we have a lot of work to do, and this work is going to be best done if we forge an active partnership between the schools and the homes,” he had said.UNICEF’s Representative Marianne Flach had stated that students need knowledge in order to succeed, and so laying the foundation for their future will guarantee that they accomplish their full potential.last_img