Ministry of Education’s radio station is a game-changer

Written by on June 12, 2024

Stabroek News, Letter to the Editor

June 12, 2024

Investing in education is not only a wise choice but an economic necessity. It establishes the groundwork for innovation, nurtures skilled labour, and ensures sustainable growth in our rapidly advancing world.

The Ministry of Education, over the past few years, has made noteworthy progress in enhancing the educational prospects available to the nation’s children. These developments, carefully curated, are advantageous to all students – coastal or rural. With more resources and support available to students than ever before, the educational landscape is experiencing a tremendous transition.

One such mechanism put in place to ensure that education arrives at the door of every child is EdYou FM: the Ministry of Education’s radio station. EdYou FM is a game-changer, making education accessible to children. As the only station in Guyana broadcasting educational content across all ten administrative regions, EdYou FM is on a quest to broadcast to even the most remote areas. With thirteen live shows in its arsenal, the station provides a mix of educational programmes, community development features, and engaging content that enriches students’ learning experiences.

Editor, we must recognise that the interests of the students of today have begun to pivot from the traditional “chalk and talk” and paperback methods of learning. EdYou FM, through the EdPal App., a potent tool intended to further improve students’ access to education, supports this metamorphosis. With a multitude of resources, these audio lessons and stories complement the national curriculum. Students can review lessons by subject, get help with tasks, and participate in self-paced learning, all from the comfort of their mobile devices. This Mobile Application is especially beneficial for students in rural areas who may have difficulty accessing traditional educational materials.

EdPal is available for download on the Google Play Store. Students, parents, and teachers can engage with the live broadcast on the radio station directly from the app. Essentially, the EdPal app ensures that every student, regardless of their location, has the opportunity to succeed by utilising this technology.

In conclusion, the educational landscape in Guyana is transforming through the efforts of the Ministry of Education and smart initiatives like EdYou FM and their accompanying EdPal application. Students now have unprecedented access to educational resources and opportunities, particularly in rural areas. These advancements are not just improving academic outcomes but are also empowering students to achieve their fullest potential. As we continue to build on these achievements, I am confident that the future of education in Guyana is promising, and our students are well-prepared to thrive in the new Guyana.

Sincerely,

Ronella Harris


EDYOU.FM

The Home of Family Edutainment

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