‘I was not parachuted into the ministry’

Dear Editor, I write to dismiss Mr Clement Rohee’ s proposition, in his SN letter of June 20, that “Vincent Alexander was parachuted into the Ministry of Education, unbeknownst to the WPA, to understudy Minister Roopnarine” (‘The WPA should have called for a meeting of the Governing Leadership Council of APNU’).

There is no evidentiary basis for the value of the ‘brain cap’

Dear Editor, This year has not been good for the education sector in Guyana. Whether it is the brain tax, the appointment of Ms Nicolette Henry as the acting Minister of Education, and, now, a proposal to cap the number of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects taken by students in public high schools, the effluence of bad ideas coming out of the policy pipeline is unceasing. 

You cannot have ministries within a ministry

Dear Editor, Public misinformation by the government, its information arms and state media is doing grave disservice to society. Government does not function in isolation from its people and laws, external forces and institutions, and has to be mindful of setting and maintaining standards that will not bring the state into disrepute.

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