Energy Dep’t wants oil and gas in school curricula

Councillor Suresh Singh asking a question at the energy forum.

In an effort to expose Guyana’s children to the new oil and gas sector, its opportunities, and the responsibilities that will come with being an oil producing nation, the Department of Energy is currently in discussion with the Ministry of Education to include applicable content in its new curriculum.

 “We have been having discussions with the Ministry of Education and you may be happy to know that the ministry is at this moment revising its curriculum…so this is a prime opportunity for those changes to occur,” Head of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe, on Friday told the Region 4 Regional Democratic Council, at an oil and gas forum he hosted.

As part of a countrywide public stakeholders’ outreach programme, edification and sensitization process of the Ministry of Education, the energy department, and by extension the sector, has been carrying on a series of interactive meetings. On Friday, Bynoe met with councilors from the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and the Regional Democratic Council of Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four), as well as officials from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and students from schools on the East Coast of Demerara…..

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