Guyana: New five-month project to improve CXC CSEC maths and English results

Guyana: New five-month project to improve CXC CSEC math and English results

New Education Minister Priya Manickchand has introduced a five-month pilot project in 32 secondary schools throughout the country that aims to improve Mathematics and English performance by 20 percent.

The Ministry will be ensuring that the students targeted get all the required resources which include, for Maths, CXC General Math 1 & 2, self study guides for CXC, a collection of revision DVDs, combined past papers from 2008 to 2011, model solutions to difficult answers, a geometry set, graph paper and scientific calculator, each.

The package for English A includes a collection of past papers, a dictionary, and combined solutions and in specific schools assistance will also be given for English B (Literature). Meanwhile, each teacher will receive a copy of the subject syllabus and a similar package to what the students will have.

The Education Minister, Priya Manickchand pointed out that in addition toexamination pass papers with solutions, revision text books, scientific calculators, geometry sets, and graph paper, Grade 11 students in the selected schools will be provided with and intense extra lessons after school.


The Education Minister has long recognised that students’ performance particularly in Maths and English A has been of concern, nevertheless,the ministry stepped up to the challenge by implementing several initiatives aimed at improving performance; they include the special training for Maths and English teachers via the Non-Graduate programme, workshops with subject specialists, strengthening the Maths programme at the Cyril Potter College of Education, and the institutionalization of the remediation programme.

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guest (not verified) 25 December 2011 - 2:34pm

This is a good idea that Guyana has. Why don't the other Caribbean countries try to do something extra to help the children as well?

Orlando (not verified) 26 December 2011 - 2:28pm

This very good thank god my school is luckily among the 32 schools to be taking part....its Amazing!!!

ELIZABETH (not verified) 1 January 2012 - 5:26pm

was up people. I would just like to send out great thanks on behalf of my self and all of the other fifth formers of COVENT GARDEN SECONDARY SCHOOL to education minister pryia manichand. Covent Garden Secondary is among one of the lucky thirty two schools taking part in this program.

Ganesh Ram - G… (not verified) 5 January 2012 - 10:57pm

this is indeed a great plan they have implemented towards boosting to better grades for maths & english!!! i do hope that it works.....because i am from one of the 32 schools benefitting...that is Cummings Lodge Secondary.

i think Guyana needs a school for adults, so that everyone can get access to free education..its really sad that some people are willing to study but because of lack of finance ..they can't..i hope the minister of education can do something about this.

Orlando (not verified) 29 January 2012 - 6:57pm

I'm From Guyana luckily my school is one of the schoool Im sEEking a study partner to do Principle of Business among other subjects if there is anyone who can preform this task with me I'll be will be extremely happy if you have any interest in doing this task with me please reply to my message

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