Concerns mount over current state of education, Luncheon says Cabinet is satisfied – Luncheon
As concerns continue to be expressed by the two Opposition Parties about the current state of the delivery of education, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon said his Government is satisfied with the sector’s performance.
It was only last week that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) called on the Government to establish a Commission of Inquiry to determine why results at the local and regional examinations remain unsatisfactory.
According to Dr. Luncheon, Cabinet is satisfied with the performance of the students and does not see the need for a national Commission of Inquiry into the education sector.
The Cabinet Secretary did recognize that there are challenges in the sector.
The Education Ministry earlier this month reported that just over a quarter of the total amount of students who wrote Mathematics at the CSEC examination passed with Grades One to Three.
What is even more troubling about the students’ results in the core subject areas, is that the performance was worse than what it was last year.
The Education Minister was quick to point out that Guyana is not the only country facing difficulties in both Mathematics and English.