The Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE) recently opened a training centre at Charity, Region Two to augment the education of adults and students who did poorly at the CSEC exams.
In a press release the Ministry of Education said the facility on the Essequibo Coast boasts a computer training centre and will be offering courses in Mathematics, English and other subject areas for adults and students who did not perform well at CXC. The Charity branch complements existing centres in New Amsterdam, Region Six and Georgetown.
University of Guyana (UG) Bursar John Seeram lauded the Region Two administration for its role in establishing the centre. He said UG is working to install phone lines at the centre so that internet services could be installed in the computer lab. Seeram also noted that several back-up systems will be housed at the facility to ensure that there is no constraint in the delivery of the information technology programme if any of the systems shut down.
Minister of Education Shaik Baksh said the centre will play a key role in ensuring residents on the Essequibo Coast are computer literate. This, he said, is in keeping with government’s vision for the delivery of information communication technology and it complements the One Laptop Per Family initiative.
With the establishment of this facility, Baksh has challenged UG to “take education to another level by introducing e-learning programmes.”