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Welcome to N.C.E.R.D
NCERD, an educational institution which caters mainly for In-Service teacher education, endeavours to maintain a focus as we seek to give youth a desirable quality of education at all levels. NCERD was commissioned in 1986 by Mr. Amator M'Bow, then Secretary General of UNESCO. The institution that has served the nation since then recognizes that it still has to be further strengthened for its vision and long term goals to be realized.
NCERD was established in 1986 to coordinate the functions initially of six Units. Later, the School Libraries Division & Document Centre was established thus expanding the coordinating functions to cover seven Units. The Vision of the institution states
NCERD sees a highly professional, accountable, modern and democratic education service that has the capacity to actualize the variety of individual potentials which will form the bedrock of social and economic development of Guyana.
The Mission Statement of the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) states as follows:
To plan and implement all in-service teacher education programmes, in order to improve the quality of education at all levels in the system so that education may serve as an effective instrument of social and economic development.
Specifically, NCERD intends to develop and implement In-Service Teacher Education Programmes that are designed to;
Enhance the capacities of Guyanese schools to become effective, inclusive and successful learning communities.
Deliver quality education through the dissemination of well researched pedagogical findings.
Create environments and opportunities that will facilitate, nurture and sustain the empowerment of students and teachers through the optimal development and actualization of individual potentials.
N.C.E.R.D in the Future
Through delivering its mission NCERD hopes to
Better quality of teachers in all schools.
Functional Regional Resource Centres.
Improved attitude to and skills in the development of learning aids.
A National Curriculum for all subjects at all levels.
Support material for all subject areas.
Development of learning packages using Information Technology,audio visual, print and non-print.
Better performance of students at all examinations.
Improved Distance Learning facilities and materials for students and teachers.
Increased literacy level of students and teachers.
Improved library and equipment base in all schools.
Trained library staff.
Strengthened level committees and regional subject committees.
Focusing on, and keeping abreast with, technology
Strengthened professional and support staff to help realize objectives.