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As schools across the country opened their doors on Monday, the Education Ministry launched Education Month 2017, which focuses on wellness and family, with the aim of linking academics with community development. The fact that education is at the heart of community development prompted this year’s theme “Promoting Wellness in Communities through Quality Education.”It was announced by Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson, who told aA section of the gathering at the launch of Education Month 2017gathering at Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown, that quality education was a human right.“We at the Ministry of Education have been working assiduously to ensure our children from every part of Guyana, including the hinterland, enjoy the best possible education. We have provided the foundation for equity and purposeful development by improving the quality of teacher education,” the CEO told the gathering.Hutson noted that these improvements focused on developing continuous professional development programmes geared at addressing the weaknesses of some teachers. To this end, provision was made for training and coaching in the subject areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and literacy. The CEO indicated that for this new academic year, there will also be a review of theStudents performing a cultural piece at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetownschool curriculum. He further committed that school dormitories would be maintained.Meanwhile, Education Minister Nicolette Henry highlighted the need to implement objectives and policies that would improve on this year’s results at the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) and National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). She said that Education Month allowed time and opportunity for the Ministry to engage all of its stakeholders – teachers, parents, students, organisations and the general public.“We will galvanise our resources to showcase education whether it be through fairs, rallies, radio, television programmes and social media,” she highlighted.Minister Henry, however, added that there should be more feedback among the stakeholders, and told the gathering that this would strengthen the Ministry’s strategies and systems. She further outlined some of the measures slated to improve access to education.“The overarching priorities for the Ministry of Education for this new academic year will see us focusing on reducing the disparity in education by making sure all schools are working to the same high standard. The Government of Guyana has a principled objective of its public policy to strengthen the administration of the 10 regions and to improve the delivery of education and other public services,” she explained.As part of that policy, the Minister noted that there would be the establishing of regional technical institutes to provide access to technical education for a greater number of the country’s young people.The gathering also heard that the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) and Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) will spearhead programmes that will see additional and enhanced use of technology in the nation’s classrooms.The observances and festivities that are associated with Education Month will conclude on October 5.
As many as 3,328 complaints from Indian women who have NRI spouses about their marital disputes have been received by the Ministry of External Affairs, and its missions or posts abroad since 2015, a statement from the ministry said on Dec. 21.The number of complaints received until Nov. 30 this year is 1,022. The figures were 1,510 and 796 in 2016 and 2015, respectively, the Ministry of External Affairs said in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, PTI reported.The government has taken measures to protect Indian women facing abandonment or divorce or other problems from their NRI husbands, VK Singh, the Minister of State for External Affairs, said.Of the 3,328 complaints received, 3,268 were addressed by way of providing counseling, guidance and information about procedures. “Mechanisms for serving judicial summons on the overseas Indian husband; filing a case in India, issuing Look Out Circulars; impounding and revocation of Indian passport of the husband; getting access to lawyers and NGOs empaneled with Indian Missions etc. and legal and financial assistance under ICWF,” Singh said.He also informed the Rajya Sabha that since 2014, an increasing number of women are approaching the government through the social media for assistance. “Use of social media is quick and every minute the people are increasingly using this route hence very dynamic,” said Singh.He added that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has also received a large number of requests on her Twitter handle. The government has provided assistance to 88,302 Indians residing abroad during emergency and conflict, Singh said.The government has been planning several initiatives to address cases of disputes in NRI marriages. It is thinking of collecting data on all registered marriages in a move to curb incidents of desertion of wives in a foreign country, Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said on Nov. 6. The ministry is also looking at creating an integrated nodal agency to look into problems faced in NRI marriages.An inter-ministerial committee recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs that Aadhaar should be made mandatory for registration of NRI marriages in India. The panel on NRI marriages was formed last year under the chairmanship of retired Justice Arvind Goel, the former chairman of the NRI Commission of Punjab. The panel consists of officials from the ministries of Women and Child Development, Home Affairs, External Affairs, and the department of Telecommunications. Related Itemswomen’s rights