Across Guyana, students in Grade 5 and 6 who are in the pipeline to take the National Grade Six Assessment are without adequate learning materials while at home due to the current COVID-19 nation-wide lockdown. The lack of access to adequate and quality learning materials, particularly by students in low-income and poor families outside the urban areas put their education and hope for a successful career and life at risk. The Guyana Budget Policy Institute in partnerships with a team of students and teachers from Harvard University have stepped up to help fill this gap by providing access to high-quality materials tailored to the needs of the these students. See full article for how to access these materials and for details on how you can support this project. Together we can secure our children’s future.
A public education system that ensures every student has access to high-quality and affordable education and skills training from kindergarten to university is necessary to create widespread opportunities as well as to providing our economy with the skilled, productive workforce necessary to drive long-term economic growth. By analyzing government spending and other policies related to kindergarten, primary, secondary, technical and vocational and university levels of education, the Budget & Policy Institute highlights how Guyana can strengthen its most basic investment in the country’s future and improve outcomes for all students, especially those who are disadvantaged.