Schools in Guyana
- Independent Schools
Gross enrolment overall: 68.1% (2012)
Primary female–male ratio: 1.13:1 (2012)
Secondary female–male ratio: 1.15:1 (2012)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 23.2:1 (2012)
Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 20.3:1 (2012)
There are nine years of compulsory education starting at the age of six. Primary school comprises six years and secondary five, with cycles of three and two years. Some 92 per cent of pupils complete primary school (2011). The school year starts in September.
The government provides study programmes for children and adults with special needs. Some of these children are also taught job-related skills and helped to find suitable employment.
The number of private or independent schools in Guyana is relatively small. One of the most prominent is the Georgetown International Academy (GIA). The GIA was founded as the Georgetown American School in 1971 to provide education to the dependents of United States citizens residing in Guyana. It has since developed into an international school attended by a mix of expatriate and Guyanese students. The GIA is an accredited American Overseas School and offers a curriculum based on the US system.
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