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Short Stories: Schooldays in British Guiana (now Guyana) – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

I’ve heard people say “My schooldays were the best days of my life.” Not so for me. I so loved growing up in my neighbourhood with family and friends that when my parents said “It’s time for school.” I wasn’t ready for it.

However they went ahead and enrolled me in St Rose’s Junior School, rightly believing that I would get a good grounding in the three ‘R’s Reading , wRiting and aRithmetic. It was a long time ago and I have a spotty memory of my introduction to schooling!

I remember bawling loudly and to no effect when being loaded on to Mr. Horsham’s carriage. Yes – carriage! It was a hansom carriage, I suspect from Bastiani’s stable on Anira St in Queenstown. The driver was Mr. Horsham, a tall dignified black gentleman in a top hat and carrying a long whip. My fellow passengers were Dr. Jardim’s daughters and Marguerite Glasford who were a lot more dignified than I was.        Continue reading

Guyana: My memories of Queen’s College (“Cue See”) – By Geoff Burrowes

  By Geoff Burrowes: 

Those who know her and love her refer to Queen’s College as “Cue see”,(QC) our Alma Mater! I expected from an early age to go there as it was my father’s school. But the road there was not going to be so easy!

I went to Wray High School to prepare for the entrance exam but my time at Wray did not end well so I did extra lessons with an excellent educator, Miss Bobb. In spite of her excellence when I took the entrance exam I failed.

QC at the time was a brooding three story cream wooden building on Brickdam and Vlissingen Road and I was thoroughly intimidated by its stately grandeur and the years of history in its hallowed halls! I was beaten before I ever took the exam and was not surprised when the result was a fail.          Continue reading

Guyana: Queen’s College boy tops 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate [CSEC]

QC boy challenges self to become 2018 top CSEC performer

Aug 17, 2018 – Kaieteur News

Christian Pile – tops NGSA 2018

In 2013, Christian Pile, then a pupil of Mae’s Under-12, was the second most outstanding performer at the National Grade Six Assessment [NGSA]. Today he will be named the country’s top performer at the level of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination [CSEC].

Christian, a student of the country’s premier educational institution – Queen’s College, was able to secure 19 grade one passes at this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Examinations Council [CXC]-administered CSEC examination.

He will be able to stand proudly among other top national performers when the Ministry of Education announces the results today at a forum planned for the Kingston, Georgetown National Centre for Educational Resource Development [NCERD].  Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 29 October 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos –  29 October 2014

  • Scandal-hit Anil Nandall has no plans to resign
  • AG suing Kaieteur News over recorded phone conversation
  • Ramotar says “foolish” for Local Gov’t polls given No-Confidence motion
  • Date to be announced this week for reconvening of National Assembly
  • Amerindian leaders in town for biennial conference
  • Sports
  • Anil Nandlall must go; opposition
  • Former Presidential Adviser on the Environment dead
  • Shot Woman clinging on to life
  • Queen’s College celebrates 170th anniversary
Scandal-hit Nandall has no plans to resign  Posted: 29 Oct 2014 01:09 PM PDT
AG suing Kaieteur News over recorded phone conversation   Posted: 29 Oct 2014 01:08 PM PDT   Continue reading

Educator William McDonald Laid to Rest – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Educator William McDonald Laid to Rest – by Francis Quamina Farrier

William McDonald

William McDonald

 Former Principal of the Cyril Potter Teachers’ College of Education, William McDonald, who died on February 5, was laid to rest in New Jersey on Saturday February 8.  The brilliant and well-respected Guyanese educator had spent a lifetime of selfless service to Guyana in the field of education.

 William McDonald was qualified in Mathematics, French, Geography and Latin from the University of London, England. He later did two post graduate degree courses in Education, at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and the University of Hull in England. Continue reading

Education: Guyana cops most CXC awards in 2013

Education:  Guyana cops most CXC awards            

Thursday, 24 October 2013 – Demerara Waves

Guyana has copped five of the eight regional awards being offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Minister of Education Priya Manickchand announced on Thursday.

They are Yogeeta Persaud – Anna Regina Secondary School, Overall Outstanding Achievement; Rafena Mustapha – Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Most Outstanding in Humanities; Cecil Cox – Queen’s College, Most Outstanding in Sciences; Sasha S Woodroffe – Queen’s College, Most Outstanding in Business Studies; and Zimeena A Rasheed – Anna Regina Secondary School, Most Outstanding in Technical Vocational.

The other three awards for Most Outstanding Candidate in Visual Arts, 2-Dimensional Work, Most Outstanding Candidate in Visual Arts, 3-Dimensional Work and Most Outstanding Candidate in Short Story Writing were won by students outside of Guyana. Continue reading

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

Toronto-based Alumni Associations – Membership and Alumni Participation

                                                     PRESS RELEASE

Toronto-based Alumni Associations of Guyana join forces to promote Membership and Alumni Participation

Encouraged by the success of their annual Last Lap Lime event, a collaborative effort over the last 17 years, the alumni associations of Bishops’ High School, St.Joseph’s High School, St.Rose’s High School, St. Stanislaus College and Queen’s College (Guyanese secondary institutions) are partnering once more to collectively address the common challenge of membership growth and increased involvement by alumni. The Associations have embarked on several joint strategies to meet this challenge.

 New members to the Associations will become part of the networks of friendship and personal support and join the efforts of fellow alumni in “giving back” to their alma maters, helping to make a difference in the lives of the children of Guyana.  Alumni newcomers to Canada will further benefit from interacting with professional alumni who can offer advice on settlement, the job market, employment and networking opportunities.           Continue reading

QC-Bishops Labour Day Sunday Jam- Brooklyn NY – Sept 2, 2012

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