Guyana is currently being represented at the United Nations (UN) Transforming Education Summit held in New York from September 16 to September 19, 2022.
The Ministry of Education’s Chief Planning Officer, Nicola Johnson, Legal Officer and Public Relations Manager, Murtland Haley along with Guyana’s top performing Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) student for this year, Bhedesh Persaud and Loiselle Robinson, a teacher from Region One (Barima Waini) are attending the event.
Over the past few days, the team benefited from numerous discussions including Schools 2030: Reimagining the Roles of Schools, Systems and Societies for the Future of Teaching and Learning; Learning Passport: A Digital Future for Every Child; Tackling Inequality and Transforming Classrooms through Social and Emotional Learning; and Financial Literacy: A universal 21st Century Skill- Lessons Learned from Low- and Middle- Income countries.
The Transforming Education Summit was convened in response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance. Many studies have shown that this crisis is having a devastating impact on the futures of children and youth globally. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.
In June 2022, Samuel Haynes and Hansranie Budnie joined Minister of Education in Paris, France to represent Guyana at the Pre-Summit. The two participated in a dedicated Youth Forum with their topic, “the right to be heard”.
Minister Manickchand believes strongly that it is imperative that the young people of Guyana be exposed to local global leadership on various issues. As such, under her leadership, numerous young people from across Guyana have been given opportunities share their views and make positive contributions not only to the country’s education sector, but to the overall development of Guyana. (Ministry of Education press release)