No more ‘release’ forms needed for teachers to attend UG
Teachers who will be pursuing their Bachelor of Education degrees will no longer need to apply for release forms to attend classes as the University of Guyana (UG) will now offer classes outside of the normal teaching hours.
Minister of Education Priya Manickchand announced on her Facebook page that from September 2022, all classes for the degree in Education will be held outside of school hours.
Release forms, as they are commonly called, were special forms granted to teachers who were pursuing their degrees. These forms allowed teachers to attend classes at the university during teaching hours.
Through these forms, teachers were required to indicate the specific days and times that they were scheduled to attend classes. Lecturers and/or tutors were expected to sign these forms, which would then be presented to Education Ministry officials.
Meanwhile, Minister Manickchand also alluded to a new solution being crafted for teachers who attended UG without these release forms.