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GUYANA: Corruption?: The Queen’s College Living Quarters Contract – Opinion

Stabroek News

By December 29, 2021

Almost two months to the day after the World Bank had staged its October 25-28 forum on the subject of Data Analytics for Anticorruption in Public Administration, in which it had made some pointed observations about the nexus between corruption and poverty in poor countries, the Stabroek News published in its December 23 issue an article headlined “Education Ministry signed contracts for over G$15 million before Internal Tender Board’s approval.” (See article below)

The content of the article had to do with, not one, but a series of blatant irregularities in the official handling of a contract “for repairs to the Queen’s College living quarters,” a modest assignment in monetary terms, as state contracts go.

The article is worth reading because of its articulation of what continues to be the flippant manner in which political administrations in our country ‘play monopoly’ with public monies and lawful procedures, in this instance, seemingly in pursuit of the dispensation of what appears to be a political favour, even as government continues to trumpet the virtues of responsibility, accountability and good governance.               Continue reading

GUYANA: Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) names QC School of the Year for CSEC; CAPE

Guyana cops eight awards at CXC Regional Award Ceremony

Queen’s College has been recognised as the School of the Year for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), at the Caribbean Examinations Council’s 2020 awards ceremony held in Antigua and Barbuda.

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand (third from right) along with the CSEC and CAPE Regional Awardees along with Principal of Queen’s College Jackie Benn-Ralph (left) whose school received the Best Overall School Award for CSEC and CAPE. Also in photo from right are Zane Ramoutar, Nyron Seoukienandan, Shania Sattaur, Anthony Sukra and Bhedesh Persaud. (Ministry of Education photo)

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand (third from right) along with the CSEC and CAPE Regional Awardees along with Principal of Queen’s College Jackie Benn-Ralph (left) whose school received the Best Overall School Award for CSEC and CAPE. Also in photo from right are Zane Ramoutar, Nyron Seoukienandan, Shania Sattaur, Anthony Sukra and Bhedesh Persaud. (Ministry of Education photo)
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Guyana launches Portuguese curriculum for secondary schools

Guyana launches Portuguese curriculum for secondary schools

Thursday, 17 October 2013 (Demerara Waves)  – Guyana on Thursday launched its first secondary school Portuguese curriculum as part of the country’s push to deepen relations with neighbouring Brazil.

“While language will never stop Guyana from enjoying good relations with anyone, surely our familiarity with the language of the people of Brazil will help us to bolster that friendship,” said Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand

The language would be taught initially at five high schools until Guyana’s teacher’s college could begin training Portuguese teachers. Brazil has been already asked to train, exchange or provide Portuguese teachers. The schools are Queen’s College, Bishop’s High School, St. Joseph’s High School, St. Stanislaus College and St. Rose’s High School.  Continue reading

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