Cyril Potter College of Education is seeing fewer males graduating from the college. 2018 also recorded a drop in the number of students undertaking studies at the college. Handell Duncan Reports.
Out of 418 graduates of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) this year, 76 are trained in Early Childhood Education, 115 are primary trained, 223 secondary trained while 4 were trained for the post-secondary level. Additionally, the college continues to train more females when compared to males.
It is a profession, where more and more males continue to shy away from locally. Nevertheless, this year, saw less students completing CPCE compared to 2017.
This year, Annamarie Isserdeen Samaroo, of Canal No. 2 Polder came out as the Overall Best Graduating Student. Overall, the arms of the college across the country produced less distinctions when compared to the reporting period last year.
As the centres continue to train and educate students, there is an acknowledgment that it has lots of work to do. Jennifer Cumberbatch, Director of the National Centre for Education Resource Development ( NCERD ) delivered remarks on behalf of Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry who was absent. She stated that the Government is committed to changing the educational landscape of Guyana.
It was also highlighted that several meaningful improvements were made at CPCE.