In an effort to improve the integrity and structure of the examination systems that exist in the education sector, the Ministry of Education will soon appoint a qualified person to occupy the position of Assistant Chief Education Officer (Examinations).
“This post, though new, will serve to improve what obtains so that the Ministry can efficiently administer all examinations whether local or regional. The creation of this post will not replace what already exists but will bolster the Ministry’s capacity in managing all examinations,” a press release from the ministry noted Wednesday.
As such, Ameer Ali, Senior Education Officer, will perform the duties of the ACEO (Examinations) until an appointment is made.
The ministry noted that the purpose of the ACEO (Examinations) is to bring synergy to the various departments of the Ministry as far as measuring and evaluation goes in administering examinations, analysing results therefrom and discerning and implementing systems and programs to ensure the efficient delivery of the curriculum which will be measured by output.
“Mr Ali has been a part of the education fraternity since 1996 when he began teaching mathematics, integrated science and English at the City College in Georgetown.
“In 1999 he began teaching at the St. Ignatius Secondary School in the areas of mathematics, integrated science and technical drawing. In 2002 Mr Ali graduated from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) with a Trained Teacher’s Certificate (Secondary Education). In 2009, he went on to graduate from the University of Guyana with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics and is currently reading for his Master’s in Education – Mathematics.
“He also possesses an International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation.”
It was noted that during the period from 2010 to 2013, he taught as a lecturer at the CPCE in mathematics content and methodology and from 2013 to present he has been serving as an Education Officer within the Ministry.