Historic graduation from CPCE
The Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) made history when it graduated its first batch of teachers under its Associate Degree in Education (ADE) programme.
Of the 862 teachers who graduated on December 18 in the institution’s 78th Convocation exercise at the National Cultural Centre (NCC), 197 graduated with the ADE and will each receive a laptop. The remaining 665 completed the Trained Teacher’s Certificate Programme. Of the 862 graduates, 103 were males, a release from the Government Information Agency (GINA) said.
The ADE programme was introduced under the comprehensive US$5.12M Guyana Improvement Teacher Education Project (GITEP) initiated by the Ministry of Education with funding from the World Bank. The project’s objective is to improve the learning achievement of Guyana’s school children by improving the effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of teacher education at CPCE and at the University of Guyana.
The ADE Programme reduces the time spent acquiring a degree in education. The programme allows teachers to obtain an education degree in five years instead of the usual nine years.
GINA said that Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport and acting Minister of Education Dr. Frank Anthony, Chief Education Officer (CEO) Olato Sam and Opposition Leader David Granger attended the graduation.