A most comprehensive job evaluation exercise must be the outcome of the World Bank funded new education project


Pricey Editor,

The summarised press launch on the World Financial institution’s funding of a brand new Schooling developmental mission identifies the next targets to be addressed:

–  60,744   College students

–   2,128  Academics’ and Principals

–   600 TVET College students

–    140  Secondary and Submit-Secondary Trainers Topic Areas

–  A brand new curriculum for Grades 7-9

–  Coaching academics on the brand new curriculum

–  Train college students with totally different wants

–  Teaching and mentoring academics

–  Tutorial management and managerial program’ for Principals


Secondary Faculties to be constructed or rehabilitated: With out query it is a most laudable human assets mission. Multi-pronged as is, it can require probably the most centered coordination, with belief being a crucial ingredient amongst the adults, who have to be educated in a ‘new curriculum’, in addition to be ‘coached and mentored’. Principals should surprise about being instructed in ‘management’. After all, the summarised press launch makes no point out of the periodicities of the respective interventions, which leaves for enquiry as to when and the place extra ‘secondary faculties will likely be constructed and rehabilitated’. Within the milieu one is left to ponder how this initiative reconciles with these academics concerned within the earlier GOAL train.

Then there’s the query to be raised about these academics whose speedy termination was just lately threatened if they didn’t apply for entry into the Cyril Potter School of Schooling (CPCE), and subsequently be licensed. As far as the TVET developmental programme is anxious it’s fascinating to study the spectacular numbers of 140 trainers that may develop 600 college students, albeit in a variety of unspecified disciplines – significantly in opposition to the present background of a non-operational Board – which implies that no authentic certification is possible – leaving the provisions of the CSME in limbo.

Intricated on this extremely fascinating developmental mission is the logic of getting to restructure curricula to be taught by higher certified Academics, reporting to extra knowledgeable Principals, the eventual outcome being:

i.              the elimination of under-qualified academics

o             Non-Graduate Head of Division

o             Non-Graduate Senior Grasp

o             Non-Graduate Head Grade A

o             Untrained Graduate Grasp

o             Short-term Certified Grasp II/III

o             Short-term Unqualified Trainer

o             Trainer Aide

o             Performing Trainer

o             Pupil Trainer I/II

ii. The consequential restructuring of the colonial job hierarchy acquiring throughout the Academics’ Service, which should acknowledge greater and higher specialist expertise.

The eventual end result should subsequently be the conduct of probably the most complete job analysis train – to determine revised grades and associated compensation and different advantages – this offering alternative for dialogue with the Ministry’s promised companions – the Guyana’s Academics Union.

It must be borne in thoughts that ‘academics and principals’ represent probably the most target-oriented and productive work group throughout the general public service employment spectrum. It must be remembered that training creates the following generations’ capacities to satisfy the general strategic developmental targets of the nation’s future, offers inspiration for aspiring management. There may be nothing for any of the events to lose. All residents are certain to achieve.


E.B. John