In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing number of cases in Guyana, the Ministry of Education has made a decision to cancel the assessment examinations for Grades Two, Four and Nine for this year.
In a statement, the Ministry explained that the cancellation of the assessment exams for this year will not affect the record of the students going forward.
Schools in Guyana have been closed since March and the reopening of the new school year in September has already been postponed.
No date has been set for any reopening, but the Minister of Education Priya Manickchand has been consulting with teachers and other stakeholders about the next step forward.
The Ministry is looking to have classes conducted virtually and over local tv and radio stations. There is also a plan for school packages to be delivered to the home of students who may not have access to internet or other forms of media.
Back in July, schools reopened briefly to accommodate students writing the National Grade Six Examinations and the CXC examinations.
The Government is injecting over $500 million into the Education system to start preparing schools for their eventual reopening, whenever that will be.