Education Ministry wants better working relationship with Region 1 parents


first_imgThe Education Ministry hosted a town hall-style meeting in the community of Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) on Tuesday so as to continue its journey towards ensuring equity across the education sector.The meeting was held at the Mabaruma Learning Resources Centre, and a number of parents from various villages gathered to gain insight into the Education Ministry’s agenda for improving the quality of education in Guyana.Present at the gathering was the Coordinator of the National Parent-Teachers Association (PTA), Nadia Hollingsworth, who stated that several studies revealed that exceptional results were obtained when there was cooperation and collaboration on education. As such, she reiterated that it was important for parents to be more active in their children’s educational development.“Without the parents’ involvement, the education process will have a disconnect and will hinder process,” the Coordinator explained.Hollingsworth later explained that although billions of dollars were being spent by the Ministry, the results were not so promising. She emphasised that the PTA should involve the parents too and not only the teachers, adding that it was the parent’s duty to ensure that their children benefit from a proper education.Education Minister Nicolette Henry has been advocating a vision for closer relationships between the Ministry, parents and teachers to maximise the full potential of children.last_img

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