Education Minister, Nicolette Henry has announced that the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations are expected to be held within the next two months.
According to a statement from the Department of Public Information, the Minister explained that ample time will be given to parents and students to prepare for the exams. She has urged parents to work along with their children during the prolonged time off from school because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The technical officers are working on that… they’re planning to roll it out and to get the students to write that examination [soon],” Minister Henry said.
Additionally, the Minister said that in light of the curfew and other measures put in place by the Government, schools will not reopen before June 3.
Minister Henry noted that her office recognises the importance of the common entrance examinations and is working to ensure that no child is disenfranchised.
“The Ministry would have to get the blessings of the National Task Force and the Ministry of Public Health when the plan is finalised,” she stated.
The NSGA was originally set for April 8 and 9 but was postponed amid concerns about COVID-19.
The Education Ministry has said it will be providing continued academic learning online via social media platforms along with more traditional media, such as television and radio.
Persons can visit the Ministry’s website ( https://www.education.gov.gy/web/) to access NGSA Practice Test Papers in the four core areas.
The Guyana Learning Channel (Channel 42/Cable 29) is also providing several programmes for Primary School students from 09:00hrs – 12 noon.