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Date:  11/24/2010 
III. EDUCATION

11.Guyana has already achieved an enrollment rate of about 75% at the secondary level. The Ministry has however committed to achieving Universal Secondary Education (USE) in its current Strategic Plan. Currently most persons completing the primary level move on to secondary school because education is compulsory until age 15. It was noted however that the drop-out rate increased significantly after grades 8 and 9 which contributed to the lower enrollment ratio at this level. The Ministry of education has embarked on a number of strategic reforms at the secondary level. These include the Secondary Competency Certificate Programme (SCCP), a technical and vocational programme offering English and Mathematics plus electives such as Agricultural Engineering, Electrical Installation, Garment Construction, Catering, Technical Drawing, Carpentry, Joinery, Decorative Craft etc. Twenty-six schools are currently offering this programme and the Ministry hopes to expand to 70 school by 2013. The Ministry has also introduced a six-year secondary school programme, with a remedial year for students who did not do well at the primary level. A special curriculum has been designed with a major emphasis on Mathematics, English and Reading in the first year. An emphasis on Science and Technology and the use of Information and communication Technology (ICT) are also among the Initiatives.

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