Gardening competition to kick start Education Month activities
Activities for Education Month 2011 will get started with the launching of a schools’ gardening competition on September 1, followed by a students’ rally from the Parade Ground to Queen’s College the next day.
Education Minister Shaik Baksh on the same day is scheduled to deliver his message to key stakeholders. He will also deliver separate messages on International Literacy Day which will be observed on September 8, and World Teachers’ Day, on October 5.
From September 5-9, there will be several quiz competitions, the launching of book clubs and the donation of books to children. On Septemeber 12, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company will launch a national spelling bee competition.
This will be followed by the Guyanese Assisting in Development (GUYAID) essay competition awards ceremony on September 15, the launching of a national science and technology fair and symposium on the 16, and the staging of an exhibition titled: “ Science and Technology at work” at primary and secondary schools on September 24.
On September 27, Georgetown students who secured a 98 per cent attendance rate last year will be presented with certificates and trophies. The J.O.F Haynes Debating Competition will be launched the next day, and on October 2, the Allied Arts Unit hosts a steel pan exhibition and choir.
The activities for the month culminate with the National Awards Ceremony at the National Cultural Centre on October 5.
Education Month 2011 will be observed under the theme “Transforming Guyana through Science and Technology in Education.”