Over 11,000 Guyanese complete Coursera online courses

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Guyanese that have completed courses in various fields on the Coursera platform have collectively been awarded 11, 571 certificates. This is the data as of October 15, 2020.

On September 5, 2020, Guyana through the Ministry of Education launched its leg of the Workforce Recovery Initiative program made possible through collaboration between the Commonwealth of Learning and Coursera.

The Workforce Recovery Initiative is a response to the employment difficulties which have arisen due to the current pandemic. It gives persons the opportunity to gain new knowledge and enhance their current capacity with certification from globally recognized Universities.

The Minister of Education Priya Manickchand expressed deep pleasure at the level of interest shown and said this tells us how hungry our people were for these opportunities. The Minister said her party had promised 20,000 online scholarships and that program will be formally launched soon but clearly, “ we will surpass that number.”

Guyanese who have not registered are reminded that the deadline for registration is October 31, 2020. Registration can be done at www.education.gov.gy/upskill

Persons who have registered but haven’t completed a course, have until December 31st, 2020 to do so. (Ministry of Education Press Release)

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