For teachers: 100 duty-free concessions, UG scholarships among other benefits


Minister of Education Priya Manickchand has announced that some 100 teachers will receive duty-free concessions soon while scholarships will be extended to teachers who want to attend the University of Guyana.

“We are offering to teachers more than just the salary, uniform allowance, scholarships to go to the University of Guyana. They are non-salary benefits that we hope can add to the package,” Manickchand said.

These scholarships will be directly from the government. However, she also noted that more than 100 teachers are currently being trained under the Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL).

While making the announcement, the minister also warned the teachers that they are therefore being held accountable for properly educating the children of the country.

Notably, the Minister said that more persons are applying to become teachers with the largest batch of trained teachers to graduate from the Cyril Potter College of Education in January. This was possible through the hybrid format, which saw participants undergo classes both in person and online.

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