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Guyana to establish National Teaching Council – Nov 14th 2012

Teacher’s education and development are 2  issues that will be discussed during a consultation seminar as Guyana prepares to establish a National Teaching Council.

On Wednesday morning, a national consultation was held at the Conference Centre Lilliendall, with teachers and key stakeholders of the education sector on the way forward.

Guyana Teachers Union President, Colin Bynoe said, the time has come for teachers to make their voices be heard during the establishment of the council which would improve the profession.

With the Teaching Council the Education Ministry is hoping that it would raise the level of professionalism in the teaching sector according to Chief Education Officer, Olato Sam.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is playing a major role in assisting Guyana to establish the guidelines for the National Teaching Council in order to harmonize the profession across the region.

CARICOM believes, the teaching councils in the region is not so much about additional resources but rather about the more strategic use of existing resources to improve the quality of education.

Already, Jamaica, Belize and St. Kitts have established National Teaching Councils.

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