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.
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Arturo Vidal admitted he is not happy with his limited playing time at Barcelona, though the midfielder insisted he would tell Ernesto Valverde directly if he had a problem with the head coach.Vidal has been in the headlines after reacting angrily to his benching in Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Tottenham in the Champions League last week – the Chile international using social media to voice his frustration.An angry emoji was posted on social media by Vidal – who arrived from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the off-season – following the match at Wembley. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Vidal was also absent from Valverde’s starting XI for Barca’s 1-1 draw away to Valencia in LaLiga on Sunday.Asked about the situation at Camp Nou, the 31-year-old – who is in Miami for Chile’s friendly against Peru on Friday before heading to Queretaro to face Mexico four days later – told reporters: “I am not happy but if I have a problem with the coach I will say it to his face.”How am I going to be happy if I don’t play, and me of all people. I am someone that has always fought, that has been in the best teams in the world, that has won everything and who wants to continue winning at Barcelona.”I am fine physically and happy. In the past few games I have been a little irritated but that’s how it is, we will keep battling, there are a lot of important games ahead and we will see.”Vidal was quizzed specifically on his social media activity after quickly deleting a message, which read, “You don’t need to fight with Judases, they end up hanging themselves.””When I have a problem or I am angry then I go straight to the coach and I speak to him,” he said. “You can have various reasons for doing these things.”It [the Judas message] was nothing to do with anything sporting and I took it down to stop people speculating. There are personal things, jokes which you can put on social media and people take the wrong way.”